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“Cloee Cooper, a research analyst with Political Research Associates, Massachusetts-based social justice think tank, said Erie’s total should arouse ‘definite concern.’”

“ ‘In terms of how these types of social movements work, if there were six people that went and participated, that means that there’s a much broader group of people who are involved,’ she said.” 

“ ‘Erie County is kind of a hotspot for militia and far-right groups and that local elected officials have been privy to some of that, or endorsed it in the past,’ Cooper said.”

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