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The president shocked a large part of Americans during the televised debate on Tuesday, September 29, by calling on this far-right armed group to "stand by".
and his entourage have been rowing , where the outgoing President these militiamen who have been playing proudly since the summer in the American streets, defying anti-racist protesters linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. When moderator Chris Wallace - and his - asked him if he condemns white supremacists, the Republican President just said to them: Stand back, and stand ready. .
In Lubumbashi, the night of the ghosts of secessionism
© Bloomberg The city center of Lubumbashi, in DRC, in 2012. Several hundred militiamen stormed some symbolic places of the capital of Katanga province this weekend. During the night from Friday to Saturday, ghosts came back to haunt Lubumbashi. The second largest city in the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1,500 kilometers from the capital, was the scene of a brief but spectacular incursion by separatist militiamen.
Trying to put things right on Wednesday, Donald Trump said he was unfamiliar with the Proud Boys and called on militiamen patrolling the streets of some busy cities not to interfere with police action. Still no conviction, despite calls from Republican senators imploring him to condemn violent racist groups.
Who are the Proud Boys? A manly movement created in New York in 2016 by Gavin McInness, one of the co-founders of the media group Vice, which he left in 2008. Its members? A few hundred to a few thousand nostalgic for the days when girls were girls and men were men, sporting tattoos and wearing black Fred Perry t-shirts edged in yellow (which the British brand stopped producing to cut all ties) . McInness, who officially left the Proud Boys, remains active online. He denounced a war on whites that drew a clique of anti-Semites and Islamophobes.
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Most of the pundits who appeared on Fox News after Tuesday's presidential debate between Joe Biden and Donald Trump had little but raves for Trump's performance. Sean Hannity, for example, said he actually liked that Trump constantly interrupted Biden and argued with moderator Chris Wallace, saying it was "real." "One thing I've concluded at the end of tonight is, it's basically, you're gonna get a gladiator warrior fighter in Donald Trump,""One thing I've concluded at the end of tonight is, it's basically, you're gonna get a gladiator warrior fighter in Donald Trump," Hannity said.
The Proud Boys, classified by the FBI among hate groups under surveillance, were already present in 2017 in Charlottesville (South Carolina), during the Unite the Right rally where a counter-demonstrator was killed. Already, Trump had refused to condemn the supremacists, sending them back to back with the radical left.
A few hundred Proud Boys (and not the 10,000 promised) demonstrated armed on Saturday, September 26, in Portland (Oregon), where anthe Patriot Prayers, had been killed during clashes with anti-racist activists on August 29. Two years earlier, had killed two leftist demonstrators in Kenosha (Wisconsin).
As soon as the debate ended on Tuesday evening, the Proud Boys greeted Trump as their new leader and responded to your orders on the right-wing social network Speak - they are banned from Facebook and Twitter. For Axios journalist Kyle Daly, the President's Get Ready will, in fact, be interpreted as an endorsement by the constellation of extreme right-wing groups (Three Percenters, Oath Keepers,…) that patrol in American streets and dream of doing battle with the anti-racist movement awakened by the death of George Floyd on May 25, killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
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