Right wing terrorists… and gun nuts. They set out, like many other racists in the country are trying to do right now, to start a conflict and call it a race war.
They went looking for trouble at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis – and when they found it, they opened fire.
Police arrested three suspects in connection with the Monday night shootings that wounded five protesters, and social media posts reveal a fascination with guns, the Confederacy and right-wing militia groups.
Authorities arrested 23-year-old Allen “Lance” Scarsella following a brief SWAT standoff Tuesday afternoon in Bloomington, and two other suspects, 21-year-old Nathan Gustavsson and 26-year-old Daniel Macey, later turned themselves in.
They have not been charged, but they remain jailed on probable cause for assault.
Emails posted online appear to show the men planning their activities, and protesters complained for several days that masked white men wearing military-style clothing had been recording video and harassing demonstrators camped near the Fourth Precinct.