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The Daily BeastMay 28, 2020
Right-Wing ‘Race War' Wannabes Could Make Police Protests Go Nuclear
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyProtesters in Minneapolis didn't know the precise affiliation of a man who showed up on Tuesday at the first night of unrest over the death of 46-year-old George Floyd in police custody. What they did know was that he was white and heavily armed.

"There was what we think was a white supremacist who was fully armed with clips and everything, who some of the men in the crowd were able to identify and remove," Nekima Levy-Armstrong, a civil rights attorney who attended the Tuesday protests, told The Daily Beast. "He [the armed white man] actually said, ‘You all just saved some lives tonight.'"

The Minneapolis protests this week—which resulted in fires and broken windows and reports of at least one adjacent shooting death—aren't just drawing racial justice activists. They're attracting attention from heavily-armed forces on the right. Some of them, members of a growing white supremacist movement, openly hope to co-opt the protests to start a race war. Others claim to make common cause with anti-police protesters, but may be inclined to turn guns on protesters when they appear to threaten private property. 

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New York Times PoliticsMay 28, 2020
Pennsylvania Democrats Say Republicans Hid a Lawmaker's Positive Virus Test
Democrats said members of their party were kept in the dark after a Republican state legislator tested positive for the coronavirus, even though some had been near him.
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