Aloha shirts on ‘boogaloos’ link symbol of peace to violence
By CALEB JONES Associated Press | Sunday, January 24, 2021, 12:05 a.m.
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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.