Why far-right groups co-opt Norse symbols

There is a long history of the far right co-opting Norse imagery. Jake Angeli, the Trump supporter who stormed the U.S. Capitol wearing horns and displaying his tattoos, is just the latest example.
The defining image of the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly that of a bare-chested man posing resplendent in a horned fur hat and face paint. Images of him in his weird costume have been shared across the globe—he seems to perfectly encapsulate the absurdity of the mob takeover of America’s sacred seat of power.Read Full Story

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