Canada adds Three Percenters to terrorist list
Canada's government added the far-right, anti-government militia group the Three Percenters to its list of terrorist entities on Friday, according to CBC.
Why it matters: People who have identified themselves as Three Percenters members have been charged with conspiracy in the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
- The country did the same with the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, and its Canadian offshoot dissolved shortly after the designation.
The big picture: Three Percenters is primarily based in the U.S. but has a known presence in Canada, according to CBC.
- The designation allows banks to freeze the assets of people financially supporting the group and allows police to arrest those supporters.
- Three Percenters and other far-right extremist groups have not been designated terrorist organization by the U.S. because federal law limits that label to foreign entities.