Tension fueled by the Trump presidential election defeat, COVID-19 actions by local health departments, and neo Nazi activity have combined to thrust Boise into the national spotlight.
The noisy protest Tuesday at Central District Health was widely reported by the national media.
However, GUARDIAN sources don’t see any immediate link between the hell raisers intimidating the Central District Health Department members, the Nazi graffiti at the Anne Frank memorial, and the Trump anti mask supporters. However those events did little to calm fears of increasing civil unrest.
Let’s face it, folks are on edge. Ammon Bundy and his group have caused disruption at the legislature and at Central District Health meetings, some business owners are fed up with mandatory mask requirements while others are fed up with the Trumpsters who challenge the order. Meanwhile, social media claims a neo Nazi has moved into town and is recruiting followers.
The Anne Frank Memorial near the Boise River was subject of vandals Monday night who left swastikas and a message proclaiming to be “everywhere.”
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