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Sacha Baron Cohen may have pranked right-wing group at a rally, the group says

June 29, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A crowd of people gathered in downtown Olympia on Saturday in front of a stage near the Washington State Capitol. They were there for "March For Our Rights 3," a rally bringing together far-right groups to demonstrate against safety regulations instituted during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Unfortunately the event organizers were set up by a false flag gag, designed to try and make the event look bad, and it is suspected it was notorious gag artist Sasha Cohen," the right-wing group Oath Keepers wrote on Facebook, pointing the finger squarely at the British comedian.

Event organizers said they tried to unplug the mic

"We got catfished," Allen Acosta, the event organizer, said in a video from the event, posted by Oath Keepers.

Emcee Matt Marshall, the founder and former leader of the Three Percenters of Washington, another right-wing group, said in the video that a group describing itself as a political action committee (PAC) had reached out to organizers of the "March For Our Rights 3" rally about a week ahead of the event.

Marshall said in the video that the supposed PAC offered to sponsor the rally, saying it would pay for a stage, hire a production company and book some bands to perform at the event.

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