Spokane police are investigating rumors that members of a militant neo-Nazi group known as The Base are planning to travel through Spokane this month en route to a gathering they call a “hate camp.”.
Police believe that if the rumors are accurate, the gathering would take place outside Spokane County.
The rumors surfaced last weekend when Eugene Antifa, a group of anonymous left-wing activists in Eugene, Oregon, posted on Twitter that members of The Base “are flying in from around the country to Spokane” to hold the event.
In an email, Officer John O’Brien, a spokesman for the Spokane Police Department, said “the information we have indicates some members of that group may be flying into the Spokane airport.
The event is not being held in the city limits or the county of Spokane.
Police said they couldn’t provide further information about the potential date or location of the event.
Police Sgt. Terry Preuninger said that if the event does happen, it likely would attract a small number of extremists. »