Three Percenters

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Three Percenters also known as III%ers is an American and Canadian armed group (also called a "militia").

Believes[change | change source]

Their name comes from the fact that only 3% of colonists fought against Britain (although the Americans did have help from France). Three Percenters are extremely anti government and is dedicated to "preventing tyranny", and they are often praised by right wing Libertarians. They say that they are not a militia, nor are they anti government, but that they are simply a group that exists to make sure the government doesn't inflict any Tyranny.

Controversy[change | change source]

While Three Percent is often considered more of an ideology than an organized militia, many people who subscribe to the ideology have attempted violent anti government actions.[1] After the 2021 Capital raid the official website said they do not support this violence and deleted their website. In 2021, they were added to Canada's list of terrorist organizations. Despite many claims, they are not a neo Nazi organization as neo-Nazis believe in the supremacy of the white race, and the Three Percenters previously said "we will not align ourselves with any type of racist group".[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Fernandez, Manny (2017-08-14). "Bombing Plot in Oklahoma City Is Thwarted With Arrest, F.B.I. Says". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2021-07-04.
  2. Hafner, Josh Hafner and Josh. "Three Percenters: What is the gun-toting group? And what do its supporters want?". USA TODAY. Retrieved 2021-07-04.