Group Status: Current
Patriot Front is a white supremacist group formed by disaffected members of another white supremacist group, Vanguard America, in September 2017, in the wake of the Unite the Right white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Patriot Front falls into the alt right segment of the white supremacist movement but presents itself as a “patriotic” nationalist group. A manifesto posted to the group’s website soon after it formed called for “American Fascism,” which it described as a “return to the traditions and virtues of our forefathers.” The manifesto also made clear that non-whites were not “Americans.”
Patriot Front graphics typically feature an upright fasces, often surrounded by a circle of 13 stars or placed on the breast of an eagle similar to bald eagle imagery associated with the U.S. government. Patriot Front members frequently post flyers and handbills in public, featuring various anti-immigrant or other themes; these flyers also feature the Patriot Front logo.