By the Numbers: Extremist violence in the US

A new report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies finds that far-right groups are responsible for the majority of domestic terrorist attacks in the U.S. so far in 2020.
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We turn out to extremist violence in America a new report by the center for strategic and international studies finds that white supremacists and other far right groups. Have been behind a majority of domestic terrorist attacks so far this year but that violent attacks by far left groups. Are now on the rise here's more. By the numbers 67%. Of all terrorist attacks and plots in the US and 20/20 were perpetrated by white supremacists and other far right extremists according to a report. And 12% of attacks and plots what might an artist and I fascist and other far left groups. That's a significant increase from last year when far left groups were behind only 8% of all domestic terrorists incidents. Demonstrators were the primary targets of far right groups accounting for 15% of their attacks and plots. While government military and police were the primary targets of far left groups making up 58% of those tax. The center for strategic and international studies tallied 61 domestic terrorist incident so far in 20/20 including five. That were fatal flaw that fatality number is lower than previous years when it's ranged from 22 to 66 deaths annually. The study authors write that this could mean that quote extremists and twenty Tony prioritize sending messages through intimidation threats. Rather than killing.

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