Patriot Front Members Arrested in Idaho Before Allegedly Interrupting Gay Pride Event

About twenty members of the fascist Patriot Front group were arrested in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Saturday, reportedly on conspiracy to riot charges stemming from law enforcement penetration of group chats by the group about plans to disrupt a gay pride event being held in a city park. An officer is heard on video telling observers the group had shields and weapons in the back of a U-Haul truck they were being transported in to the pride event. Many conservatives believe Patriot Front is an FBI creation or heavily influenced by the feds to falsely smear conservatives as racists, fascists and terrorists.

KREM-TV reporter Kyle Simchuck, “BREAKING: Authorities have stopped this Uhaul and detained approximately 20 people. They all have the same type of clothing on. Truck was stopped about 1/8th mile from the pride event. We’re working to get more info from police.”

Independent reporter Alissa Azar posted videos from the scene:

“and then there were none. i need to cool down then i’ll post some more footage. got images of almost all their faces. cops said that they got arrested because of the feds in their group chats. all charged with conspiracy to riot. a helicopter followed before they got pulled over”

Azar’s last tweet was that she herself was being detained.

Video of police opening the U-Haul with Patriot Front members inside via KREM:


KHQL-TV reporter live tweeting from police press conference, “CDA Chief White said a citizen called in a tip that a “small army” fit with riot gear were headed towards downtown. Police are looking to charge all 31 individuals with conspiracy to riot…The individuals had white masks, shields, shin guards and a smoke grenade. They are still booking the individuals who police say are affiliated with Patriot Front. Many come from out of state.”

KXLY-TV reporter Elenee Dao, “31 people have been arrested for conspiracy to riot. CDA police and Kootenai Co sheriff’s office believe they were going to riot at the Pride Festival. These people are from the group Patriot Front and were from multiple states: TX, UT, ID, WY, OR and WA”

Live feed from press conference by Ford Fischer:

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