The Boogaloos are mobilizing to the front lines of the nationwide protest movement. They are coming armed with mainly assault rifles and traveling where the protests are.
The Boogaloos are an emerging extremist group that has yet to be truly categorized. In a world of Antifa and looters vs. protestors, they are confounding efforts to phase out agitators looting businesses.
Boogaloos are a sect of libertarianism.
Libertarian historian George Woodcock defines libertarianism as the philosophy that fundamentally doubts authority and advocates transforming society by reform or revolution.
However, some pockets of the group have espoused white supremacy while others reject it. But they have an affinity for toting guns in public and a “boogaloo” rallying cry. This is commonly viewed as code for another US civil war.
The movement started in obscure online platforms but is now growing on mainstream platforms. During this moment of protest, it is starting to move offline. Boogaloos resemble the militia movement which has historically been a force for promoting violence.
Is Boogaloo Antifa?
The Antifa movement in the United States is a left-wing, anti-fascist political activist movement that comprises autonomous activist groups. They aim to achieve their political objectives through the use of direct action rather than through policy reform.
In Los Angeles, roving bands of thieves drove around in cars and communicated by cellphone, identifying businesses to loot.
Three former US servicemen and self-proclaimed members of the far-right “boogaloo” movement were arrested on domestic terrorism charges. They are accused of carrying unregistered firearms and trying to spark violence during protests against police brutality.
According to the Clark Country Detention Center records: Stephen Parshall, 35, Andrew Lynam Jr., 23, and William Loomis, 40, are each being held on $1 million bond.
A preliminary hearing will be held on June 17.
The three white male defendants previously served in the US Navy, US Army, and US Air Force.
Reports also noted that the men “self-identified as part of the ‘Boogaloo’ movement.”
The men planned to sow discord at a protest in Nevada in early April. One of the men said the group “was not joking around.”
Also, “that is was for people who wanted to overthrow the United States government.”
Peaceful protests are looking to create change through nonviolence. However, extremist groups are galvanizing on their momentum to create a civil war.