White supremacist group marches on DC before illegally piling protestors into U-Haul cargo hold


A group of white supremacists were caught on camera loading themselves into the back of an U-Haul moving truck Saturday night, after they marched on Washington DC in an an effort to ‘reclaim America’.

The more than 100 Patriot Front members – uniformed in white gaiters, sunglasses, blue jackets, khaki pants, brown boots and hats – carried American flags and plastic shields while marching down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a beating drum. 

‘Our demonstrations are an exhibition of our unified capability to organize, to show our strength—not as brawlers or public nuisances, but as men capable of illustrating a message and seeking an America that more closely resembles the interests of its true people,’ Patriot Front leader Thomas Rousseau said, according to the Daily Beast. 

The rally, which prompted law enforcement to remain on standby, ultimately remained tame with no protestors arrested. 

However, the group has sparked social media commentary after leaders attempted to illegally transport members in an U-Haul moving truck that was not large enough to carry everyone.

A group of white supremacists were caught on camera loading themselves into the back of an U-Haul moving truck Saturday night, after they marched on Washington DC in an an effort to 'reclaim America'

A group of white supremacists were caught on camera loading themselves into the back of an U-Haul moving truck Saturday night, after they marched on Washington DC in an an effort to ‘reclaim America’

The more than 100 Patriot Front members - uniformed in white gaiters, sunglasses, blue jackets, khaki pants, brown boots and hats - carried American flags and plastic shields while marching down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a beating drum

The more than 100 Patriot Front members – uniformed in white gaiters, sunglasses, blue jackets, khaki pants, brown boots and hats – carried American flags and plastic shields while marching down the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to a beating drum

However, the group has sparked social media commentary after leaders attempted to illegally transport members in an U-Haul moving truck that was not large enough to carry everyone

However, the group has sparked social media commentary after leaders attempted to illegally transport members in an U-Haul moving truck that was not large enough to carry everyone

The driver made multiple trips over the course of three hours to ensure the dozens stranded behind made it to their final destinations.

The group’s presence in DC reportedly created fear among bystanders, gaining attention from police who shadowed to group in preparation for conflict.

Officers remained on standby, some sporting riot gear, until the group left the area, which took several hours due to transportation issues.

Dozens of Patriot Front demonstrators waited in the darkness as an U-Haul was driven back and forth, allowing passengers to pile in before taking them away.

Police apparently did not intervene with this transportation practice, despite its illegality. 

The driver made multiple trips over the course of three hours to ensure the dozens stranded behind made it to their final destinations. Not only is transporting people in the cargo area illegal, it is also very dangerous and poses risk of injury due to shifting cargo, asphyxiation, and lack of collision protection

The driver made multiple trips over the course of three hours to ensure the dozens stranded behind made it to their final destinations. Not only is transporting people in the cargo area illegal, it is also very dangerous and poses risk of injury due to shifting cargo, asphyxiation, and lack of collision protection

The group's presence in DC reportedly created fear among bystanders, gaining attention from police who shadowed to group in preparation for conflict

The group’s presence in DC reportedly created fear among bystanders, gaining attention from police who shadowed to group in preparation for conflict

Officers remained on standby, some sporting riot gear, until the group left the area, which took several hours due to transportation issues. Dozens of Patriot Front demonstrators waited in the darkness as an U-Haul was driven back and forth, allowing passengers to pile in before taking them away

Officers remained on standby, some sporting riot gear, until the group left the area, which took several hours due to transportation issues. Dozens of Patriot Front demonstrators waited in the darkness as an U-Haul was driven back and forth, allowing passengers to pile in before taking them away

Pictured: Members of Patriot Front hold shields after marching in Washington, DC on December 4, 2021

Pictured: Members of Patriot Front hold shields after marching in Washington, DC on December 4, 2021

According to U-Haul’s website, not only is transporting people in the cargo area illegal, it is also very dangerous, posing risk of injury due to shifting cargo, asphyxiation, and lack of collision protection. 

U-Haul renters are instructed ride in the cab with a safety belt or to utilize additional vehicles if your entire party cannot sit in the cab of the truck.

It is unclear if U-Haul will investigate the pile-in as the rental company did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com’s request for comment.

Meanwhile, social media users are slamming the group over their appearance at Saturday’s rally.

‘These guys really love flags. Not as snappy dressers as they used to be, though,’ Twitter user Tom MacLaclahn posted with photos attached of soldiers carrying Nazi flags.

‘Thank goodness for the US military, because god help us if we had to rely on the khaki brigade,’ the Vote Veterans organization wrote.

‘Am I the only one who thinks this is terrifying? Pathetic, but also terrifying,’ stated former US District Attorney Joyce White Vance. 

Members of the rightwing group Patriot Front march along the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial on December 4

Members of the rightwing group Patriot Front march along the National Mall near the Lincoln Memorial on December 4

Patriot Front is a Texas-based white supremacist group whose members believe their ancestors conquered the US and 'bequeathed it solely to them' (Pictured: Demonstrators in DC on December 4)

Patriot Front is a Texas-based white supremacist group whose members believe their ancestors conquered the US and ‘bequeathed it solely to them’ (Pictured: Demonstrators in DC on December 4)

The group was originally part of Vanguard America but separated from the group after a former member murdered a woman at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville (Pictured: Patriot Force demonstration in DC on December 4)

The group was originally part of Vanguard America but separated from the group after a former member murdered a woman at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville (Pictured: Patriot Force demonstration in DC on December 4)

Pictured: Patriot Front founder Thomas Rousseau waits along the George Washington Parkway near Arlington Cemetery after the group marched on the National Mall on December 4, 2021

Pictured: Patriot Front founder Thomas Rousseau waits along the George Washington Parkway near Arlington Cemetery after the group marched on the National Mall on December 4, 2021

Author and activist Darlene MacDonald compared Patriot Front to the Ku Klux Klan in a tweet featuring a black-and-white photo from a KKK march. 

‘Spot the difference? No, me neither,’ she wrote.

‘So when can we start calling them fascists?’ questioned Andrew Gomez. 

Others reamed the group for allowing members to carry the American flag upside down.

‘Flying the flag upside down is supposed to signify EXTREME distress and is a call for immediate assistance. Otherwise, you are NOT supposed to do it,’ stated Ken Ramonet. ‘I suppose they are aware of this??’

‘You can’t claim to be patriotic and fly an upside down flag,’ echoed user @rootb3er. 

Social media users are slamming the group over their appearance at Saturday's rally

Social media users are slamming the group over their appearance at Saturday’s rally

Patriot Front is a Texas-based white supremacist group whose members believe their ancestors conquered the US and ‘bequeathed it solely to them’.

‘America is our nation, passed down to us by our fathers, and so long as we live, the enemies of our people will not stand unopposed,’ Patriot Front wrote online after establishing itself in 2017.

‘The American Identity is not merely given upon birth, it is seized through the potential of one’s blood, and the extent to which they fulfill their natural duty to their people.’ 

The group was originally part of Vanguard America but separated from the group after a former member murdered a woman at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville. 

Members of the group, specifically those with military experience, are said to train each other in basic tactics such as hand-to-hand combat.

Patriot Front has been hired by individuals, such as known white nationalist Richard Spencer, for private security. 





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