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FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence

“A federal intelligence note is warning police that an anti-government group’s call to remove dozens of sitting governors may encourage others to act out violently.

A group that calls itself the Guardians of the free Republics wants to ‘restore America’ by peacefully dismantling parts of the government, according to its Web site.

As of Wednesday, more than 30 governors had received letters demanding they leave office within three days or they will be removed, according to an internal intelligence note by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, which was obtained by The Associated Press.

Investigators do not see threats of violence in the group’s message, but fear the broad call for removing top state officials could inspire others to act out violently. “

(Source: FBI warns extremist letters may encourage violence – washingtonpost.com.)

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