ABC News, “White supremacists, extremists may use Chauvin trial to further their agendas: DHS”

Some extremists have posted online about a “race war,” DHS said.

Josh Margolin, April 8, 2021

As Derek Chauvin’s murder trial continues in Minneapolis, the intelligence branch of the Department of Homeland Security is warning that foreign adversaries and domestic extremists may use the case to further their own agendas.

In an intelligence briefing obtained by ABC News, DHS analysts warn that domestic extremists — including anarchists and white supremacists — “may attempt to exploit activities and events surrounding the legal proceeding” and “violence could occur with little or no warning.”

The briefing goes through the various types of extremists who it says might exploit the events. The agency warns that domestic violent extremists could commit violence during the trial, but “are more likely following the outcome of the trials associated with the death of George Floyd.”

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