how The mob invaded the US Capitol Last week, far-right extremists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis spread hatred and violence around the world. Experts are now warning of attacks or attempts on the US Congress last week storm the German parliament It could be done in the coming days in August.
On Wednesday, when the House voted to impeach him unprecedented for the second time“Trump has issued a statement calling for calm. “Given the reports of more demonstrations, I urge that there should be NO violence, NO offense, no vandalism. “I urge ALL Americans to help alleviate tensions and to calm the situation,” he wrote.
But for extremists watching the chaos in the United States, that message may be too late. Samantha Kutner, a researcher at the Khalifa Ihler Institute, told BuzzFeed News that all far-right groups around the world consider the uprising a “mass recruitment effort” and a “struggle to defend white supremacy.”
Since the uprising, BuzzFeed News has been monitoring the social media accounts of far-right extremist groups, including leaders outside the United States. Members of extremist extremist groups, including the Scandinavian Resistance Movement, CasaPound Italy, the Ukrainian Azov Movement, the Australian and British Proud Boys, as well as those in lesser-known but no less dangerous structures, are calling for more bloodshed.
One of the neo-Nazi channels of the Telegram messenger app called on hundreds of its subscribers to take up arms and “enjoy the coming deadly carnival.”
Another similar channel on the platform posted a message telling thousands of its followers to start believing in their “accelerating fantasies” because “you are in one”.
Other extremists on the Telegram և Gab’s other far-right social network on January 20 promoted the “Military March of Millions” and urged supporters to join armed marches in state capitals from Saturday.
Although major social media companies such as Facebook և Twitter have begun removing accounts linked to Trump’s “far right” extremists, և Apple և: Google: Completely downplayed by far-right platform Parler, countless violent և ominous messages remain.
“I expect far-right extremist groups to feel encouraged on January 6,” said an extremist researcher and author. Hate in the homeland, told BuzzFeed News. “After the far-right attack on the German parliament four months ago, this is an example of ‘success’ for the global far right; it will be marked as a victory for many groups.”
In August, during a rally against the German government in Berlin coronavirus– associated restrictions, hundreds of rights The protesters broke through the barrier and tried to attack the country’s legislature“Shocking, the police managed to push the crowd back in a matter of minutes.
Since January 6, most extremist channels have grown into dozens, if not hundreds, of members, many of whom have started sharing messages with each other for the first time.
Jason Blazakis, a senior fellow at Soufan Center, told BuzzFeed News that there is a certain system of foreign far-right extremists, “extremists operating in the United States.” But after last week’s uprising, “those ties could harden because they are considered a success for the far right,” he said.
Sergei Korotkikh, a Belarusian-born neo-Nazi and leader of the Azov movement in Ukraine, which the State Department called a nationalist hatred group, hailed the attack on his Telegram channel as racist. “Whites have finally decided to act, occupy the Capitol building,” he wrote to his nearly 23,000 followers. “It’s good, but this time it may not lead to anything. But I think this is us Whites are still here, we know what to do. “
In another post, Korotkikh shared a picture with red, white and blue text, in which it is written: “Hate America again.”
For the past five years, Azov has worked hard for growth ties with European և American white supremacistsOne of them is the white American-dominated Robert Rundo from the violent “Rise Up” movement. Rundo մյուս The other members of RAM participated in the August 2017 Meeting at the Right Gathering in Charlottesville. At least one Rundo RAM member, Vincent James Ames Fox is reported seen during the Capitol Uprising.
Rundo, however, was not there. Currently living in Serbia to avoid prosecution for alleged crimes in Charlottesville, California, he encouraged violence on his Telegram television channel, saying the riots could contribute to white supremacy.
“Many of us have talked endlessly about the opportunities we see today. “For those who ever wanted to take a stand … today could be that day,” he wrote to his more than 4,000 subscribers.
It was a mood echoed by one of his close friends, Denis Nikitin, a Russian mixed martial arts fighter who lives in Ukraine. Nikitin, owned by White Rex clothing company popular among white nationalists in the United States, compared the uprising to the 1925 Ku Klux Klan march on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Although it seems that international extremists are still just providing moral support to those in the United States, Blazakis said that soon they can give more.
“I see that in the future, foreign actors will provide financial support to far-right actors living in the United States, if that is not the case,” he said. “Since there are no far-right terrorist groups being punished by the US government, there is nothing to stop the flow of these funds. This is a big vulnerability. “
The Cats found that extremist groups based in the United States were raising money to help insurgents. BuzzFeed News has seen at least four foreign far-right accounts on the Telegram sharing links to these multi-funded campaigns.
Miller-Idris said that unless the US authorities prosecute the Capitol rebels – those who incited them, including Trump – to prosecute, there could be more bloodshed in the United States and abroad.
“It is absolutely possible to send a strong message that this type of violence is a betrayal and will be prosecuted with the full force of the law,” he said.