On Saturday, 31 members of a white supremacist group were arrested for attempting to incite a riot at a Pride event in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

Someone saw them filing into the back of a U-Haul with a bunch of riot gear, and tipped off authorities. 

 

 

This is positively horrifying for so many reasons, but our biggest question right now is: 

Why aren’t more people talking about the fact that this happened?!

Who was involved?

A Coeur d’Alene reporter posted a Twitter thread containing the photographs, ages and locations of these group members, as well as informing us that they have all already posted bail.


 

What actions have been taken?

Gov. Brad Little finally posted an official statement on Sunday afternoon – he stated that Idahoans should be able to safely gather together and use their freedom of speech, without fear of repercussions or retaliation.    

 

However, many locals thought that this statement from the governor was extremely vague, and too little too late.





 How do Idahoans feel?

However, all of that set aside, this close call has absolutely shaken locals to their cores, as they realize that Idaho simply isn’t a safe place to live right now.    


 

And it has been a grim and disappointing reminder for everyone that we should be extra cautious when celebrating Pride.    

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