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The username for the “Peter Venkman” account is @GTHaze, the same username as an account that posted a comment last month in the Official MDC Proudboys channel last month after the chapter chronicled its participation in the Jan. 23 Defeat the Mandates rally in DC. The deal with for the @GTHaze account was formerly “Ghost MDC,” consistent with the name on a spot used by a Carroll County member of the chapter on his tactical vest at the rally.
In addition to altering the manage from “Ghost MDC” to “Peter Venkman,” the owner of the @GTHaze account also eliminated a bio which previously checked out “4º PB,” showing a Proud Boy who has taken part in “a significant battle for the cause.” The owner of the account likewise upgraded their profile photo with a picture of actor Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. The @GTHaze account still shows an archival image of what appears to be a gold-colored cannabis sativa bud with the words “Ghost Train Haze” that was previously featured as the profile picture by the “Ghost MDC” Proud Boy account.
A variety of dates have actually been tossed around by organizers of the American version of the “Freedom Convoy,” and chatter in individualss Convoy (OFFICIAL) Telegram channel– the biggest of lots of online forums devoted to the cause, with more than 45,000 members– reflects confusion about the start date and paranoia about infiltrators planting disinformation. A group called OC Conservative Action has revealed a convoy to DC that is departing from Barstow, Calif. on Feb. 23, while dispersing a map that features Pepe the Frog, an alt-right icon that is thought about a white supremacist pet dog whistle.
In individualss Maryland/Virginia Convoy chat on Telegram on Tuesday night, “Ghost” stressed that the group, currently with 122 members, holds a important and specific obligation to supply the convoy for a prepared occupation of DC.
“They are going to be in our area the entire time once they get here. We need to collect everything we can and continue gathering even after they get here since they are going to require supplies the entire time and we are not going to be able to offer it just from that little bit of time prior to hand.

A photo of “Ghost” at the Washington Monument was published on the Telegram channel for the Maryland DC chapter of the Proud Boys to indicate the groups return to Washington, DC last month.Telegram screengrab
The Proud Boys used their appearance last month at the Defeat the Mandates rally to signify their determination to go back to the nations capital, after largely avoiding DC throughout of 2021 after the Jan. 6 attack due to fear of police repression. On Jan. 23, the Official MDC Proudboys channel published a photo of “Ghost” using a tactical vest and smoking cigarettes a cigar, accompanied by the text, “Were back!”
Posts on the Official MDC Proudboys channel reflect an unapologetic white nationalist position that departs from the Proud Boys common efforts to promote its ideology through more politically tasty language about “Western chauvinism.”
One post on the chapters Telegram channel from late December reads, “Special location in hell for these individuals. Day of the rope mutha fucka.” The phrase “day of the rope” is a direct recommendation to The Turner Diaries, an unique composed by neo-Nazi William Pierce that operates as a manual for race war.
The channel has likewise forwarded posts from white nationalist accounts like Media2Rise, Western Chauvinism, Greyson Arnold and Lauren Witzke
The channel has also called for the death of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. The Official MDC Proudboys channel shared a TikTok video of Hogan talking about COVID control procedures under the headline “Military state is starting.” In the commentary accompanying the video, the Proud Boys channel launched a fusillade of accusations against Hogan, ending with the hashtag #bringbackpublichanging.

The owner of the account likewise updated their profile picture with an image of actor Bill Murray in Ghostbusters. The @GTHaze account still reveals an archival image of what appears to be a gold-colored cannabis sativa bud with the words “Ghost Train Haze” that was previously included as the profile photo by the “Ghost MDC” Proud Boy account.
One post on the chapters Telegram channel from late December reads, “Special location in hell for these individuals. The channel has also called for the death of Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan. In the commentary accompanying the video, the Proud Boys channel released a fusillade of accusations against Hogan, ending with the hashtag #bringbackpublichanging.

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Leigh Dundas, a California anti-vaccination activist who has actually been actively promoting the trucker convoys on both sides of the border, utilized likewise militaristic language to speak about the campaign in a Jan. 17 Facebook Live broadcast on Jan. 17, as the Canadian convoy was preparing. Dundas went over experiencing a military coup in Thailand as an individual epiphany in comprehending how big automobiles and heavy devices could be used to overthrow a government.
” The excellent Thai people in the rural countryside– the farmers– decided they had actually had enough,” she stated. “And they were going to get their large equipment, their earth movers, their big tractors, fire those puppies up, and bounce across the Thai countryside, and threaten to surround the Thailand worldwide airport there in Bangkok. And that was their checkmate relocation. And I recognize as I viewed this unfold two things. That you had a distinct weapon in large devices, since if the motorists of those large equipment-type cars chose they were going to deploy those pieces of devices, they had rather the move they could make, either defensively or offensively.”
Dundas met with organizers of the American convoy on a Zoom call previously this month, according to Jeremy Johnson, one of the organizers. In a Facebook Live video on Feb. 4, prior to the Zoom meeting, Dundas stated, “US convoy coming quickly.
Formerly, Dundas said she had actually joined a conference call with legal representatives from the Trump project, and then utilized her Facebook account to urge her followers to go to DC on Jan. 6, 2021. Similarly, members of the Proud Boys supplied the spearpoint for the attack on the Capitol, with several presently facing conspiracy charges.

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In a subsequent message in the channel, which has been examined by Raw Story, “Ghost” described a military-style effort in which details would be shown other participants on a need-to-know basis.
” I am treating this, in lots of ways, like a military operation,” “Ghost” wrote. “I certainly need to be versatile with a great deal of it due to the fact that guy here are not utilized to how that runs, however its efficient and it works.
” So, I was provided my task and Im going to do it whether I concur with my remarkables methods,” he continued. “If I fail them, they are certain to stop working. And that is what I am asking of those in this room; have faith that I am working for the very best and most safe possible outcomes, and I will describe what I can, when I can. There might be times when I might ask something of you guys– I just need you to please do it.”