US Civil War

Wild West Without a Sheriff? The Setting Up of a US Civil War

Sep 15, 2020 - America's militias are feeling empowered and emboldened - they are coming out of the shadows in a way that I have never witnessed before.

Over the weekend, in the city of Louisville in Kentucky, different groups collided in a chaotic display of non-state armed power. Strikingly, the police, the National Guard and civic leaders were nowhere to be seen for several hours. In other words, the competing militias had the run of a major American city. It was like a scene from the Wild West, but without a sheriff in town. One militia leader is Dylan Stevens, known as the Angry Viking. He sees himself as filling a security vacuum following a summer of protests and of sporadic violence in a number of US cities. • Subscribe to ITV News on YouTube: bit.ly/2lOHmNj • Get breaking news and more stories at www.itv.com/news