Robert Rundo—a California native who founded the far-right Rise Above Movement (RAM) gang—has been hiding in Eastern Europe since 2018. The founder of a white supremacist gang once known as the “premier MMA fight club of the alt-right” is being hunted by Bosnian police after being expelled by neighbouring Serbia. According to a report citing the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Robert Rundo—a California native who founded the far-right Rise Above Movement (RAM) organization in 2017—entered Bosnia through the Sepak border crossing near Zvornik on February 11, 2021. The news was confirmed by Svevlad Hoffman, an adviser to the Bosnian Border Police director. (…) Prior to the string of arrests in late 2018 that led to the incarceration of several key members , RAM boasted over 50 members who trained in various combat sports such as MMA and boxing, which they later applied during street fights and protests. The group has been spotted in Santa Monica, where RAM members tried to disrupt a Committee for Racial Justice meeting, and in San Bernardino, where they took part in an “anti-Sharia law” protest. They also engaged in physical violence during protests in Huntington Beach, Berkeley and Charlottesville. RAM members infiltrated protests and disrupted proceedings by fighting with those opposing their ultra-nationalist ideology. They concealed their identities using skull masks and goggles, while wrapping their hands with tape in preparation for physical altercations. They then glorified their antics in propaganda videos posted on social media. The white supremacist group’s penchant for MMA and underground fight clubs is one of the main things that distinguishes it from various other white supremacist groups in the United States. It has also helped RAM expand beyond the borders of the US, recruit new members, and network with a host of other neo-Nazi groupsdabbling in MMA around the world. Rundo, who was previously arrested on rioting charges in relation to a rally in Huntington Beach in 2018 only to have the charges dismissed by a district judge, also founded the white nationalist propaganda outfit known as the International Conservative Community, which boasts a network of neo-Nazis around the world, including groups in Greece, Poland, Sweden, Hungary, Russia and Canada. The ICC is behind the propaganda campaign for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with the fatal shooting of two protesters during a demonstration in Kenosha, Wisconsin

via bloodyelbow: Neo-Nazi MMA fighter is being tracked by Bosnian police after expulsion from Serbia

siehe auch: Bosnian Police Hunt for Wanted US Far-Right Activist. Bosnian police are seeking US citizen Robert Rundo, a founder of an alleged white su-premacist organisation who faces accusations of inciting violence in his home country, after he was reportedly expelled from Serbia. Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Service for Foreigners’ Affairs told BIRN that police are searching for Robert Rundo, an alleged white supremacist who is wanted in the US for inciting a riot and taking part in violence. Rundo, one of the founders of a US far-right organisation called Rise Above Movement, entered Bosnia last month after being expelled from Serbia, according to Serbian media reports. Rundo and others are accused of physically assaulting people who were rallying against then US President Donald Trump in California in 2017. Investigative website Bellingcat reported that in 2020, Rundo was living in several European countries and, while in Serbia, recorded videos with far-right messages. Svevlad Hoffman, an adviser to the Bosnian Border Police director, said that Rundo entered Bosnia via the Sepak border crossing near Zvornik on February 11. (…) The Counter Extremism Project said that Rise Above Movement members participated in a violent rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville in August 2017, during which a counter-protester was killed. “RAM [Rise Above Movement] claims it wants to revive the ‘warrior spirit’ of the white male,” the Counter Extremism Project said. After Rundo entered Bosnia, his ‘Active Club Podcast’ was broadcast at least once via the Rise Above Movement’s website, and he also made a guest appearance on the Australian far-right podcast ‘Voice of Zealandia’. BIRN was not able to confirm when he made the recordings.