Shane Bauer: I Went Behind the Front Lines With the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley | Mother Jones

I Went Behind the Front Lines With the Far-Right Agitators Who Invaded Berkeley | Mother Jones – I walk into the right-wing side. A group of white men with matching comb-over haircuts are wearing skull half masks and shouting at the left-wing side. I pull out my phone and start to film the skull guys.

“Are you with us?” one asks.

“I’m a journalist,” I say.

“Get the fuck out of here then,” another says, shoving me. I continue filming.

“Fake news!” one says into a megaphone pointed at my face. He wanders off and starts chanting, “Build a wall! Build a wall!” Another puts up his fists and shuffles his feet like a boxer.

Nearby, I overhear two men discussing the nuances of their white nationalism. One has a shield made of skateboards painted with the flag of the black sun of Odinism, an archaic symbol appropriated by neo-Nazis. The other calls himself a National Socialist. When I photograph them, they both sieg heil.

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