Extremism was a key factor in the 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection. Avoid groups like Boogaloo Bois and QAnon.

The 2021 U.S. Capitol insurrection was sparked by many members of mostly far-right extremist groups who fought police, killing one and injuring many more, to try to intimidate officials and make them overturn the fair presidential election. All because Donald Trump didn’t like losing to Joe Biden.

This list is to help people — especially young people — identify and avoid getting caught up in extremist groups that engage in violence and hate-fueled criminal acts like the Capitol insurrection.

Avoid these groups:

Jackson Thoreau

Writer, social critic, ex-small college hoopster. Trump is #NotOurPresident and I am not #TheKingoftheInternet. https://www.amazon.com/Jack-Thor/e/B06XB35TYH/

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