Hawaiian Shirts Become Uniform, Boogaloo, and Big Luau of Extreme Right

SITUATION:
Protestor carrying assault weapons & incongruously wearing Hawaii shirts demonstrate against COVID 19 & stay-at-home orders.

SIGNIFICANCE:
Right Wing Movement has caused Zoom bombings, cutting out video conferencing, infection of police, & disruption of state & local governance.
The Hawaii shirt symbolizes “the big luau” where the pigs (police) are roasted.
Ordinary protesters were reportedly involved with extreme groups.
Wearers of the shirt adhere to an action called “accelerationism”, a mix of Marxism & neo-Nazism;
Group encourages acts that accelerate a breakdown of government.

SUMMARY:
Boogaloo Group believes that a race war or insurrection against the American government is imminent.
Protesters expect forthcoming confrontation to be another civil war.
Followers seek to accelerate the conflict between conflicts & contradict of economic and political order.
Acts include disinformation, conspiracy theories, attacks on infrastructure, and lone wolf terrorism.

SOURCE:
The Economist, May 23rd “The boog’s life” – Why some protesters in America wear Hawaiian shirts. https://www.economist.com/united-states/2020/05/23/why-some-protesters-in-america-wear-hawaiian-shirts

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