Separate thread for non-DC militia spottings below here:
From @HadiNili -- III%ers arrive at Georgia State Capitol Building in Atlanta, GA a bit after 12 PM ET:
Aaaaaand @TwitrHagen records here former KKK leader and Neo-Nazi Chester Doles of American Patriots USA speaking in Atlanta, GA around 12:45 PM ET:
Also from @TwitrHagen, just a few feet from Doles - III% Security Force head Chris Hill is present, unarmed and without his usual outfit. Also at Atlanta, GA Capitol Building just before 1PM ET:
No militias spotted here yet but footage from a smaller gathering recorded by @LauraJedeed outside the Capitol in Salem, Oregon just after 1PM ET (10 AM PT):
No militias spotted here yet but some photos shared by @travis_view from the California State Capitol building in Sacramento, California (photos from before 12:30 PM ET (9:30 AM PT):
As @LauraJedeed reports, a really normal one happening at the ongoing rally outside the State Capitol Building in Salem, Oregon, this quote around 2:30 PM ET (11:30 AM PT):
Update on the Atlanta protests via @afainatl screencap of the @ajc: group tried to enter the Georgia State Capitol Building, time unknown, potentially around 2:00 or 3:00 PM ET
In Kansas, as cited here in the thread by @AntiFashGordon, protesters breached the Kansas Statehouse in Topeka, Kansas, around 2:40 PM ET (1:40 PM CT)
As mentioned here by @dburghart, another rally in Carson City, Nevada. No indication from article or photo that militias were involved:
Another update from @LauraJedeed at the Oregon State Capitol Building in Salem, Oregon, where Proud Boys are now outside, pro-Trump protesters saying "let the police do the dirty work", around 4:45 PM ET (1:45 PM PT):
Right wingers now shooting paintballs and beating with batons a counterprotester nearby. Proud Boys highly involved in the violence in Salem, Oregon, reports @LauraJedeed around 5:00 PM ET (2:00 PM PT):
Another QT of @dburghart of protesters at the governor's house in Olympia Washington. Several from the stream clearly armed, even as right-wing demonstrators force their way through the gates of Jay Inslee's home:
Cross-country experience: GA last month, WA this month - dudes armed with long rifles on the lawn of the governor because the election didn't go the way they wanted:
Olympia, Washington sees a literal Nazi shouting "one bullet for every fucking Boomer - Day of the Pillow, motherfucker!" at a livestreamer before yelling at random other MAGA activists at the gathering in front of the governor's home:
This is an incomplete list as of now but I'll update it soon with more militia activity from today (and beyond). Data from these events will be available as part of @ACLEDINFO's US project at data release next week (keep an eye out if you want to use it!)
The Salt Lake City Capitol rally seems to have had some pretty tense moments. Here from @tstevensmedia, heavily armed Proud Boys chase a man out of the plaza, threatening him and press on the scene as they go:
In a KRGC 13 broadcast from the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, an "America First" flag is visible among dozens of Trump flags at the 6 January "stop the steal" rally there.… Image
In an azcentral broadcast from Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix, an attendee showed with an American Constitutional Elite (A.C.E.) III% hat (group largely defunct), and other militia folks showed for the 6 January "stop the steal" rally there.… ImageImage
Okay finishing up this thread! Here's some Proud Boys and Q folks at the Columbia SC gathering, filmed and photographed by @adammintzer. Reproducing two of his images to show the local PB uniform documented and Q proof:
Proud Boys photographed at 6 January gathering at the state capitol in Tallahassee, Florida. Included in an article by @TDOnline:… Image
No photos for this one but screenshotting from a story documented in @highlandcopress that details Proud Boy and armed presence at Columbus, Ohio Statehouse protest on 6 January, too:… Image
As mentioned before, the above events (with actors involved) are included as data in this week's @ACLEDINFO data release, which updates from the end of the year through last Friday for all of the US.

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