Thomas Rousseau (left) and James Alex Fields Jr. (far right) with Vanguard America in Charlottesville, VA August 12, 2017
Patriot Front does not shy away from identifying as fascist, though they decorate their politics with traditional American imagery and mythology in a move to appear mainstream and recruit from a wider demographic of white people on the conservative right. Leading figure in the international white supremacist movement Rob Rundo, who NoCARA first wrote about here
, has since relocated to Serbia
where he applauds the work of PF from abroad as a model for the rest of the movement.
Patriot Front member Grady Mayfield (left) visiting white supremacist Rob Rundo (center) in Serbia
The public activism of PF is mostly devoted to stickers, posters, and banner drops. Group founder and leader physically attacked anarchist and other leftist spaces. The activism of PF is designed to intimidate and terrorize communities that don’t fit into their racist utopia. The endurance of PF as an organization has distinguished it from other groups that occupy a similar space in the far-right movement. Whereas groups like Identity Evropa have dissolved, PF continues to recruit and build relationships in the larger scene.
himself has been arrested for vandalism related to this activity. The PF propaganda usually gets placed in public areas with heavy traffic. In the past PF has also chosen to place these materials near particular targets, for example around a synagogue or a leftist space. In the Bay Area, PF stickers and graffiti have popped up in San Francisco, Berkeley (at the UC and 924 Gilman), and Oakland (around Lake Merritt). Another PF tactic is the use of flash rallies in which members show up to a location in larger numbers to march together and create media content for the internet that further promotes the group. There have been a number of occasions where PF members have
Photo from Patriot Front White Mountain Wilderness hike (Ryan Sundberg not pictured in this particular photo)
Ryan Sundberg sitting out at Patriot Front hike
Ryan Sundberg (left) sitting with other Patriot Front members
Patriot Front White Mountain Wilderness hike. Ryan Sundberg (top right) holding the blue corner of the Betsy Ross flag.
Ryan Sundberg holding Betsy Ross flag for Patriot Front group photo
Photo of Ryan Sundberg from Arctype Corporation
Patriot Front promotional banner drop image [website redacted]
Patriot Front promotional image showing members hanging Stockton, CA banner
Ryan Sundberg in white mask hanging a Patriot Front banner in Stockton, CA
Jennifer Sundberg (left) and Ryan Sundberg (right) facing 1206 McBain Ave