In a photo from the JBLMATO threat assessment, they referenced the presence of a "communist flag" and the call to violence (gun to the head of a victim) pictured on the yellow vest worn by a protester in the foreground. Anyone who opposes government activities is a potential threat they said. "It is possible that anyone participating in protests against military deployments may be Homegrown Violent Extremists (HVE) and could pose a threat to JBLM military and civilian personnel, and local citizens", warned the JBLMATO.
The assessment recommended collecting personal information on anyone that could be identified at these protests, and having JBLMATO personnel attend these protests to "build relationships and identify future intent".
* If you are identified at someone who opposes war and the deployment of troops to the Middle East, you could end up in a JBLMATO / INTELINK database as a Homegrown Violent Extremist, and be subject to future surveillance by JBLM.