The Oath Keepers are an American conservative and anti-government militia organization. They are made of military, police and first responders. They pledge to fulfill an oath that all military and police take in order to "defend the Consitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic".
The Oath Keepers were present and wearing combat uniforms in Ferguson, Missouri during the 2014 and 2015 unrest in the city. Members of the group were indicted on conspiracy charges for staging a planned mission during the 2021 storming of the United States Capitol.
Elmer Stewart Rhodes founded the Oath Keepers in March 2009.
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- ↑ "The Specter of Election Day Violence Looms". The Guardian. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
- ↑ "The Oath Keepers: Who are White Militia at the Ferguson Protests". The Independent. Retrieved June 1, 2021.
- ↑ "Members of the Extremist Oath Keepers Group Planned the Attack on the US Capitol". CNN. Retrieved June 1, 2021.