The movement — loose, egalitarian and scattered for now — seemed to hearken to previous moments of social change. A speaker Tuesday afternoon mentioned the Occupy movement; a handful of people raised hands to acknowledge they’d been part of that effort. The speaker warned of lost momentum and infighting. Other activists mentioned previous civil disobedience occupations in Seattle that ultimately created new spaces for community groups.
-- Evan Bush, Seattle Times
They call themselves patriots, defenders of the constitution. They love guns and they hate the federal government. They are largely white, and the numerous self-styled militias popping up across the country have frequently been accused of taking on racist beliefs or practices.
-- CBS News