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Experts warn of possible severe clash after US election

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Rony Curvelo 
Press TV, Miami

After Trump won the election in 2016, far-right groups have frequently clashed with left-wing groups in virtually every part of the United States. But now the difference is that there is a greater presence of armed arms in the demonstrations.

A recent poll by political scientists published in Politico outlet found around a third of Americans justified violence to advance political goals. For that reason, it is a common fear that if the November 3 dispute between Trump and Joe Biden remains undecided, that probably leads to protests that could escalate into sectarian conflict and civil unrest. According to FBI data, firearm sales hit a monthly record of 3.9 million units.

According to the Department of Homeland Security report, the US's primary terrorist threat is lone offenders and small domestic extremist cells who may act out grievances.

In this country, the radical right and anti-fascist groups usually exploit the political polarization, but this year the dispute took another level after the pandemic crisis and anti-racist protests. According to experts, the possibility of extremists resorting to political violence in just a few weeks is very real.

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