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
FILE - In this June 20, 2020 file photo, gun-carrying men wearing Hawaiian print shirts associated with the boogaloo movement watch a demonstration near where President Trump had a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. People following the anti-government boogaloo movement, which promotes violence and a second U.S. civil war, have been showing up at protests across the nation armed and wearing tactical gear. But the movement has also adopted an unlikely public and online symbol: Hawaiian print shirts. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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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…

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