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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:39 AM

Riot charges reinstated against California white supremacist

SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated rioting charges against the leader of a white supremacist group involved in violent California clashes with foes of then-President Donald Trump.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that parts of a federal anti-rioting act don't violate free speech and ordered a lower court to reassess its 2019 dismissal of charges against Robert Rundo and three followers, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Rundo founded the Rise Above Movement. He and the others were accused of rioting and conspiracy by recruiting and training members for violence and taking part in violence in 2017 in Berkeley, San Bernardino and Huntington Beach, the Chronicle said.

Videos showed Rundo punching counter-protesters in Huntington Beach and a police officer in Berkeley, according to an FBI affidavit.

Read more: https://www.fresnobee.com/news/california/article249710943.html

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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 04:53 AM

1. Additional article:

4 alleged Southern California white supremacists can face charges, appeals court rules
https://www.dailynews.com/2021/03/04/4-alleged-southern-california-white-supremacists-can-face-charges-appeals-court-rules/

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