The federal government announced this morning they’ve arrested the ringleader of the attack on the Andrew Jackson statue in DC and he happens to have connections to Antifa:
FOX NEWS – Federal law enforcement officials on Thursday arrested a man in Washington they call a “ringleader” in the recent attempt to destroy the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square near the White House.
Law enforcement sources tell Fox News that Jason Charter was arrested at his residence Thursday morning, without incident, and charged with destruction of federal property. These sources add that Charter has connections to Antifa and was in a leadership role on the night of June 22 when a large group of protesters tried to pull down the statue.
“They were very organized,” a federal law enforcement official said. “Charter was on top of the statue and directing people … they had acid, chisels, straps and a human chain preventing police from getting to the statue.”
Charter is expected to make an appearance — likely virtual — in U.S. District Court in Washington on Thursday, Fox News is told.
This is a photo of Jason Charter, who also reportedly attacked Jack Posobiec and called Cassandra Fairbanks to harass her:
This dude, the one who assaulted @JackPosobiec and called my phone late at night like a weirdo, has been arrested by the feds for being one of the ringleaders trying to pull down the Andrew Jackson statue.https://t.co/rMf7Wt3TXa https://t.co/fKUScIRs73
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 2, 2020
Another man turned himself in…
Another man, Graham Lloyd, 37, turned himself in for similar charges in Portland, Maine, and had an initial appearance in federal court there on Wednesday afternoon. Lloyd is also accused of destruction of federal property for his role in the attempt to take down the Jackson statue.
A magistrate judge in Maine has transferred Lloyd’s case to federal court in Washington D.C.
These arrests come in the wake of the June 24 executive order signed by President Trump intended to protect monuments and statues.
I hope these anarchists don’t simply get a slap on the hand for this. If they do, it won’t stop happening.