Jun 25, 2021 - World

Canada adds Three Percenters to terrorist list

A person wearing a tactical vest with a Three Percenters patch at a Trump rally in Phoenix on Jan. 6, 2021.
A person wearing a tactical vest with a Three Percenters patch at a Trump rally in Phoenix on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo: Caitlin O'Hara/The Washington Post via Getty Images

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 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.

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