As public demonstrations and civil unrest continue across the U.S., regardless of your location you should make it a daily habit to take time to check local media to determine if there are demonstrations planned in your city, and to exercise vigilance and caution.
Also, keep in perspective the events of the last several weeks.
Remember that a national election is only months away. Just as was demonstrated in 2016 in the run up to and immediately following the election of Donald Trump as President, left-leaning groups across America leveraged every opportunity to sow discord, destroy businesses, disrupt commerce, and stir up mayhem.
Add into the current mix the historically high unemployment rate brought about by the national response to the coronavirus and the overall desperation of millions of Americans whose lives have been turned upside down or whose businesses have been ruined, and it is easy to see that we have the makings for a potentially very dangerous summer and autumn ahead.
Jihadists and Leftist Radicals
You should not be surprised to learn there are increasing collaborations between radical groups in the West and a wide range of Islamic jihadist organizations.
The FBI has warned since 2017, “There is clearly overwhelming evidence that there are growing ties between U.S. radicals and the Islamic State, as well as several ISIS offshoots and splinter groups.”
The FBI sent a task force to Hamburg, Germany during the G20 summit in 2017 where President Trump spoke. They tracked leftist rioters and determined that U.S.-backed anarchist/radical groups had traveled to Germany and took place in the violence, as well as held meetings with associates of ISIS, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and others.