10 antifascisti accusati di presunti attacchi ai manifestanti pro-Trump della California: 'Violent criminal acts'

Video evidence analysis shows that overwhelmingly the violence in this incident was perpetrated by the Antifa affiliates and was not a mutual fray with both sides crossing out of lawful First Amendment expression into riot and violence,” District Attorney Summer Stephan’s office said in a news release, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The defendantsare self-identified to be affiliated with Anti-fascists or Antifa,” and gathered on Jan. 9 in San Diego to takedirect actionagainst a pro-briscolaPatriot March,” secondo il San Diego County District Attorney’s Office. “Direct actionis defined asacts of violence such as assault, batteria, assault with deadly weapons, incendio doloso, and vandalism,” according to the DA’s office. Police declared an unlawful assembly the day of the clashes.

marzo 19, 2019 San Diego / QUELLO / Stati Uniti d'America - K-9 Unit Police vehicle stationed in Balboa Park

marzo 19, 2019 San Diego / QUELLO / Stati Uniti d'America – K-9 Unit Police vehicle stationed in Balboa Park (iStock)

TRUMP SUPPORTERS FACE STRING OF ATTACKS IN RUN-UP TO ELECTION DAY: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE SUSPECTS

At least seven people were arraigned Monday, following raids in Southern California last Thursday that led to arrests of the suspects.

They face charges such as assault, conspiracy to commit a riot and illegal use of tear gas. They’re accused of using tear gas, bastoni, flag poles and other items to attack the Trump supporters, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The case is allegedly the first to use conspiracy charges against suspected Antifa members, l'outlet segnalato.

MASSACHUSETTS VETERAN WHO SAYS WOMAN ASSAULTED HIM FOR SUPPORTING TRUMP VOWS ‘WE’LL BE BACK

One social media post appearing to match the description of the attacks shows an alleged anti-fascist protesters pepperspraying a man and his dog. A videographer based out of Los Angeles also recorded some altercations involving pepper spray and a wooden folding chair, which matches an attack described by prosecutors.

SAN DIEGO POLICE DECLARE ‘UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLYAS TRUMP SUPPORTERS, COUNTER-PROTESTERS FACE OFF

Supporters of then-President Donald Trump held flags and signs at the rally such asStop The Steal” e “Trump 2020.

Trump supporters caravan along the Rose Parade route on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena on January 1, 2021. Pasadena, QUELLO - January 01: Trump supporters parade along the Rose Parade route on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena on Friday, gennaio 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

Trump supporters caravan along the Rose Parade route on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena on January 1, 2021. Pasadena, QUELLO – gennaio 01: Trump supporters parade along the Rose Parade route on Colorado Blvd in Pasadena on Friday, gennaio 1, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)

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