The group “Boogaloo Bois” (BB), Mike Dunn, recently revealed that his anti-Trump, anti-government, and anti-police political group took part in the US’s violent Capitol building storming on January 6. According to his Twitter profile, Dunn considers himself a “Constitutional Adherent.”
In an interview with Reuters, Dunn said that “three or four groups of loyalists under his command helped storm the Capitol this week.”
The Boogaloo group, although often reported as a right-wing extremist group by the mainstream media, in reality, aligns itself with the hard-left activist group Black Lives Matter as well as anarchist principles of government.
On January 6, Dunn tweeted that his group members were inside the Capitol building, writing that “BB teams have been activated in VA, and we currently have 4 fireteams inside the capital and 7 more outside.”
Dunn closed his tweet as he frequently does — by writing “Sic Semper Tyrannis,” a phrase used to incite fear in the ruling class that is perceived to be tyrannical, meaning that a violent fall justly awaits them.
In response to a question about why the BB would be occupying the Capitol, Dunn said, “It’s to revel in the breach of security while mocking the defenses that protect tyrants…whether that be Trump or others.”
Reuters wrote that Dunn has hopes that the BB group can make the most of the events that took place on January 6 to further its cause. By “working overtime,” the BB will “advance its own agenda by participating at protests and other events.” Dunn added that his group is willing to work “with those angry over Trump’s loss, even if they held other beliefs.”
After being asked about the BB’s plans, “Just know there is more to come,” Dunn responded.
Reuters also reported that Dunn shared video footage on social media that allegedly shows BB agents “tussling with police and forcing their way through barriers outside the [Capitol] building.”
On the following day, Dunn admitted on Twitter that his group had used Trump supporters to draw attention away from the group so they could enter the Capitol building. According to Dunn, the Trump supporters had all left the grounds as the DC curfew took effect.
“After MAGA and others stormed the capital building in a moment of anger (which was cool)…they retreated to hotels to comply with the Curfew. We obviously didn’t…stayed out in the streets until 12,” he wrote.
In response to another Twitter user who replied to his post claiming that the people who “stormed the capital building” were actually “infiltrators, not real MAGA,” Dunn responded: “Yeh, we know.”