One of the sons of the selected Democratic VP candidate Tim Kaine has been arrested. Linwood Michael Kaine and four others were arrested on “suspicion of second-degree riot” during a “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul Minnesota.
On Saturday during a permit approved rally at the capitol rotunda in St. Paul about 400 Trump supporters gathered and about 50 showed up to counter-protest. During the Trump rally police reported about 400 Trump supporters and 50 counter-demonstrators. Counter protestors entered the rotunda with chains, air horns, and lit a smoke bomb. Additionally, protestors used pepper spray and tasers on each other as skirmishes broke out. Here is a video of the violence.
A 61-year-old woman said she was hit in the head by a smoke bomb that was thrown. Police report she was not injured and they do not know who threw the smoke bomb. Police said Kaine was seen with four people who lit fireworks inside the Capitol then fled. Kaine was found a block from the Capitol after the group fled and did resist the officer when being taken into custody.
St. Paul Police spokesperson Steve Linders said:
Kaine was seen with four people who lit fireworks in the capital and fled. Police were investigating whether Kaine lit a firework. No one from Sen. Kaine’s office contacted the department,
Senator Kaine did release a statement from St. Paul on Tuesday evening:
We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues,” he said. “They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.
Of course, that is the exact opposite of what he said about a month ago during his appearance on MSNBC when he called for violence. You can read the full story here. You can also watch his comments below.
It will be interesting to see how the city attorney handles the case being that it’s so high profile. On one hand, you have a Senators son and on the other, you have fireworks lit in an enclosed space with people in it. What do you think will happen?
If you would like to read more here is the complete report from Duluth News Tribune.
Source: Washington Post