|Sharpened metal rods disguised as Sharpie brand pens advertised in a private MeWe group for anti-quarantine protestors.|
In their chats, anti-quarantine protestors shared an event organized by apparent III% militia movement members, traded conspiracy theories about politicians molesting children and advertised concealed weapons for sale.
|Eventbrite page for Long Beach rally wil III% logo for banner.|
Minor conservative media figure Jesus Cisneros, who ran for Long Beach City Council in March and goes by “The Right Latino” on Instagram, is promoting the event in Long Beach and plans to be there. It’s unclear who’s actually putting the rally on. Long Beach’s mayor asked people to stay home but the city government doesn’t seem to be getting in their way.
“Empowering violent extremists is a very old method for collapsing unstable states,” she said.
Gibson didn't make clear what those "real sacrifices" might be, but he and other extremists are making clear that for them and their followers, nothing is off the table.