White supremacists who demonstrated at UT were with ‘Patriot Front’


Masked demonstrators with burning torches who gathered in front of the University of Texas Tower in November to warn of an “existential threat” against the nation were members of an increasingly active white supremacist group known as Patriot Front, according to university records, a nonprofit watchdog organization and the group’s own online propaganda.

University officials previously had said that the demonstration was by a hate group but declined to name it. Records obtained by the American-Statesman under the Texas Public Information Act show, however, that school officials swiftly concluded that it involved Patriot Front. Moreover, the group’s website links to a YouTube video of the demonstration on UT’s South Mall.

For more on the Patriot Front, and its activities on Central Texas college campuses, visit MyStatesman.com 



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