(Ken Silva, Headline USA) The self-described Western chauvinist Proud Boys and the neo-Nazi Rose City Nationalists both showed up to protest a Pride event in Oregon on Saturday, but the two groups wound up fighting each other instead.
“Get the f— out of here! F—— racist mother—–!” the Proud Boys could be heard screming, throwing several blows at the Rose City Nationalists.
Saturday’s scuffle resulted in at least one member of the Rose City Nationalists being unmasked, purporting to reveal his identity as Casey James Knuteson, a former Proud Boy and current member of the white nationalist Patriot Front—a group suspected by many MAGA activists of being heavily infiltrated by the FBI or other federal agents.
The clash also unmasked another Rose City Nationalist, but that person’s identity is unclear.
The unmasked person was initially fingered as Ben Brody, a political science student at UC Riverside in San Fernando Valley.
That identification set the internet abuzz, as sleuths found social media posts where Brody identified himself as Jewish and said that he wants to work for government after graduation—leading many observers to believe they found evidence that the Patriot Front is indeed a government organization.
However, Brody released a video about the matter, claiming he was misidentified.
“I am not a part of the Patriotic Front as a member. I’m being confused with someone who looks similar to me, and I’ve never been to Oregon city for any protests whatsoever,” he said. “Lately, I’ve just been busy in terms of graduation from UC Riverside and stuff like that. I’ve been in Riverside only. I graduated June 21 and have just been hanging out with my friends.”
Ben Brody Is Not a Part of the Patriot Front
This needs to stop before things get out of hand. I know you all may think you are all professional investigators, but serious harm can be done to people's reputations when influencers on social media dox the wrong people.
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— Brian Krassenstein (@krassenstein) June 26, 2023
Whoever the unmasked Rose City Nationalist was, many conservatives believe he is connected to the government—pointing to the fact that the person’s colleague immediately helped him conceal his face after being unmasked.
Disgraced former congressman Adam Kinzinger only added to the speculation when he bizarrely denounced the Proud Boys “seemingly” attacking “federal officers.”
These people (all blue checks) are celebrating a seemingly MAGA assault on federal officers. Now i don’t know what this really is, but take a gander at the comments of the “patriots” who “love” America 👇👇 https://t.co/vVqHpdo2WW
— Adam Kinzinger (Slava Ukraini) 🇺🇸🇺🇦🇮🇱 (@AdamKinzinger) June 25, 2023
Kinzinger later scoffed at the notion that he was suggesting that the Patriot Front is comprised of feds.
Meanwhile, Patriot Front members weighed in on the Saturday scuffle, portending more violence between them and the Proud Boys. One apparent member, who only identifies himself on Twitter as “Chris,” pointed out that the Proud Boys leader in Oregon is himself a Jewish person.
Checks out. pic.twitter.com/TOvQKVz3aQ
— Chris (@1984VS1776) June 25, 2023
Another apparent Patriot Front members said it’s now “on sight” with the Proud Boys—meaning that the neo-Nazis will attack their MAGA counterpoints the next time they fight each other.
According to Newsweek, 41-year-old Benjamin Kesler and 52-year-old Debra Lumb were both charged over the incident for disorderly conduct. Newsweek did not say what, if any, groups are affiliated with Kesler and Lumb.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.