Three right-wing extremists from Nevada planned on inciting violence protest and taking the advantage of George Floyd’s death.
The three men are linked to the “Boogaloo” movement that is seeking to spark a civil war. All three have military experience, according to this article by AP.
Stephen “Kiwi” Parshall, 35, Andrew Lyman, 23, and William Loomis, 40, were charged with one count each of conspiracy to damage and destroy by fire and explosive, possession of unregistered firearms (and/or) a destructive device, according to the office of the U.S. attorney.
FBI SWAT took them in custody Saturday about 2 miles from the downtown Las Vegas protest site before they could make their way to the protest. They found Molotov cocktails and weapons, according to the same article.
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“Violent instigators have hijacked peaceful protests and demonstrations across the country, including Nevada, exploiting the real and legitimate outrage over Mr. Floyd’s death for their own radical agendas,”
“Law enforcement is focused on keeping violence and destruction from interfering with free public expression and threatening lives.”said Nicholas Trutanich, U.S. Attorney for the district of Nevada, in a news release.