Militia members were carrying between 60-80lbs of equipment on Saturday, more visible – and heavily armed – than the US military on the scene

George Curbelo, state commander of the New York Light Foot militia, described himself as second in command of the militia members who attended the far right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, this past weekend. He detailed for the Guardian the unofficial uniforms and gear used by the militia, which he pointed out was all legal in the US and easily bought online by civilians. Each of the 32 militia members who patrolled in Charlottesville was carrying between 60-80lbs (27-36kg) of equipment on Saturday, he said.

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