Three Percenters are Canada’s ‘most dangerous’ extremist group, say some experts

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An armed group called the Three Percenters, whose members, dressed in paramilitary gear and carrying guns, attended the rally, acting as a self-styled security detail independent of law enforcement. The name of the group is a reference to the claim — debated among historians — that only three per cent of Americans took up arms and served in George Washington’s Colonial Army in the American Revolution against the British. The group says its main goals are to protect the right to bear arms, defend against an “overreaching government” and “push back against tyranny” but claims on its website that it is not a militia and not anti-government per se.