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Anti-Government ‘People’s Rights’ Group Is Mobilizing to Fight the Government Over Water

By Tess Owen, Vice

Ammon Bundy, known for his showdowns with federal authorities, has quietly organized a rapidly growing anti-government group known as the “People’s Rights.”

A single text message could activate a network of 5,377 anti-government activists should their de facto leader, Ammon Bundy, call for it. And that’s only in Oregon.

Over the course of the pandemic, Bundy—known for showdowns with federal authorities and anti-government extremism—quietly organized the innocuous-sounding “People’s Rights,” a rapidly growing, far-right, Christian movement composed of anti-vaxxers, anti-maskers, gun rights activists, and militia types.

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