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Violent Protests Omitted From Domestic Terrorism Data Presented to Congress

Data presented to an Oct. 13 congressional hearing says that right-wing extremists were responsible for 66 percent of the 110 domestic terrorism plots or attacks committed in 2020—but the study doesn’t include most of the roughly 450 violent protests from that year. Data on domestic terrorism was presented Oct. 13 at the Veterans’ Affairs hearing on extremist groups recruiting veterans. The hearing is the first in a three-part investigation on what role veterans play in such activities. Some members of Congress, the FBI, and DHS have deemed domestic extremism as the greatest threat to the homeland, though they have yet to produce comprehensive data supporting these claims. Testifying before the committee, Center for Strategic & International Studies director Seth Jones said violent far-right extremists were responsible for 66 percent of the 110 domestic terrorist attacks and plots in 2020. Of these, active-duty military personnel took part in seven attacks or …

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