Aloha shirts on ‘boogaloos’ link symbol of peace to violence

  • In this Jan. 18 photo, men wearing Hawaiian shirts associated with the boogaloo movement stand on a sidewalk in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/John C. Clark, File)

  • In this June 20 file photo, gun-carrying men wearing Hawaiian print shirts associated with the boogaloo movement watch a demonstration near where President Trump had a campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

HONOLULU — People following a violent movement that promotes a second U.S. civil war or the breakdown of modern society have been showing up at recent protests across the nation armed and wearing tactical gear. But the anti-government “boogaloo” movement has adopted an unlikely public and online symbol: the so-called Hawaiian shirt.