Militias descend on Gettysburg over Antifa-rumored July 4th social media hoax

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from NY Post,

Armed militias descended on Gettysburg on July 4 to protect the town from a flag-burning protest — that wound up being an apparent social media hoax, according to reports.

Hundreds of counter-protesters were drawn by a Facebook event Saturday that called for people to show up to the historic battlefield in Pennsylvania for a “peaceful flag burning to resist police,” the Hanover Evening Sun reported.

“Let’s get together and burn flags in protest of thugs and animals in blue,” the Facebook page Left Behind USA wrote, according to the Washington Post.

Rumored to be organized by Antifa, the event was then shared on social media by various alt-right groups including militias, the Oath Keepers and confederate flag advocates.

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