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Idaho Far Right Leader Ammon Bundy Goes On Tour After Online Crackdown

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Heath Druzin
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PostIndustrial Magazine
Ammon Bundy (left) speaks to a group in Logan, Utah. The anti-government leader has seen his People's Rights network grow across the country during the pandemic.

 

Idahoans have been familiar with far-right groups for a while. But the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 put them back into the national conversation. At least three people from Idaho have been arrested for their involvement in the storming of the federal building.

 

More recently, anti-government leader Ammon Bundy did a kind of lecture tour in neighboring Utah after mainstream social media platforms responded to the insurrection by cracking down on these kinds of groups.

Boise-based reporter Heath Druzin followed Bundy during his stops auditoriums and gathering places in Utah. He spoke with Idaho Matters about the story wrote on the far-right leader for PostIndustrial Magazine, including why we should take Bundy seriously.

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!