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Prosecutors: 3 arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Jun 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-03 18:36:48-04

Three Nevada men with ties to a loose movement of right-wing extremists advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government have been arrested on terror charges in what authorities say was a conspiracy to spark violence during recent protests in Las Vegas.

Prosecutors said Wednesday the white men with U.S. military experience face conspiracy charges stemming from a plan that began in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of COVID-19.

They say the men later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody. FBI agents arrested them Saturday en route to a Las Vegas protest with gas cans and Molotov cocktails.