Meet the Pennsylvania Militia Spotted at Deadly #Charlottesville White Supremacist Rally

Members from the Latrobe, Pennsylvania based Pennsylvania Lightfoot Militia were some of the many militia members spotted at today’s deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.  The event, dubbed Unite the Right, was held in the city’s response to remove Confederate statues, and this was the second demonstration held by white supremacists in Charlottesville this summer.

In June, members from the same militia organization were spotted at the Harrisburg March Against Sharia.  One member from this militia, Christian Yingling, who is pictured on the right in the tweet below, commented on our reporting from the event and told us that “there were MULTIPLE militias present as well as APIII% groups and the Oath keepers.”

In the picture, one of the militia members that Yingling is standing with is seen wearing a III Pecenter Confederate Flag patch.  The III%’ers (Three Percenters) started in 2008 as an armed anti-government militia and have had a presence at anti-Islam demonstrations over the past couple of years.  My Militia claims that there are at least 14 active anti-government militias active in Pennsylvania, which includes a state wide Three Percenter chapter.

 

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