Aloha Shirts on ‘Boogaloos’ Link Symbol of Peace to Violence
The boogaloo movement promotes violence and a second U.S. civil war.
- Published 23 January 2021
This article was republished here with permission from The Associated Press, however it is no longer available to read on Snopes.com.
HONOLULU (AP) — People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing up at recent protests across the nation armed and wearing tactical gear. But the anti-government “boogaloo” movement has adopted an unlikely public and online symbol: the so-called Hawaiian shirt. The often brightly colored, island-themed garment, known in Hawaii as an aloha shirt, is to people across the world synonymous with a…