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Texas Man Who Brought AR-15 to George Floyd Protest Planned to Shoot “MAGA Instigators”

An man who brought an AR-15 style rifle to a George Floyd protest in Lubbock, Texas allegedly threatened to shoot “MAGA Instigators.”

The Justice Department is charging 25-year old Emmanuel Quinones with communicating interstate threats. Quinones had brought the rifle, a Smith and Wesson .223(falsely reported as an automatic rifle) to a Floyd protest, and was arrested when some protestors became concerned that he was brandishing it in a threatening manner. The event was caught on video, and some had assumed that Quinones is a right-winger opposed to the protestors.

Quinones initially declined to drop his weapon in response to police commands, and only did so when a police officer drew his weapon. The 25-year old man claimed that “this is a revolution” and that “President Trump must die” after a protestor tackled him.

Read the full story from Big League Politics

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