More alleged members of neo-Nazi group called 'The Base' arrested

The arrests were announced just before the Virginia Supreme Court upheld a gun ban ahead of a rally where the FBI says several alleged members of the white supremacist group were planning to attend.
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All right, turning now to other news, new arrests investigators say are tied to what authorities describe as a neo-nazi group. The arrest announced before the Virginia supreme court upheld a gun ban where several alleged members of the white supremacist group were planning to attend. ABC's Kyra Phillips is in Washington with this story. Good morning to you, Kyra. Reporter: Good morning, Eva. As of this morning, law enforcement around the country have been put on alert by the FBI, homeland security and the national counterterrorism center warning about possible violence at this upcoming gun rally on Monday in Virginia. This warning comes after seven suspected members of the neo-nazi group, the base were arrested this week. Court documents describing them as a racially motivated violent extremist organization. We are seeing threats of violence. We're seeing threats of armed confrontation and assault on our capitol. Reporter: In Georgia the FBI says these three men allegedly had plans to overthrow the government while planning an attack on members of the left wing group antifa. That same day in Wisconsin, federal charges were brought against this man for his alleged role in vandalizing a synagogue. And just two days ago, three other men alleged to be base members were arrested. Investigators believe they were plotting to attend the Virginia rally with hopes of starting a racial war. They're not coming to peacefully protest. They're coming to intimidate and to cause harm. Reporter: Virginia's governor now declaring a state of emergency imposing a weapons ban. Red trump calling out Northam, saying the second amendment is under very serious attack in the great commonwealth of Virginia. No one wants another incident like the one we saw in charlottesville in 2017. Reporter: It was charlottesville just two years ago when a neo-nazi plowed his car into a crowd of protesters killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others. They believe patrik Mathews trained in explosives and arrested this week in Delaware trained with the three men that are now under arrest in Georgia. And I can tell you, law enforcement sources are telling me this morning, there's a much heavier presence of both local and state police. They do not want to see another charlottesville in the area. I'm also told that some counterprotesters are pulling out of the rally as well, citing safety concerns now, whit, we'll be following it. Certainly nobody wants to see any violence. That's for sure. Kyra Phillips for us in Washington, thank you.

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