Founder of #WalkAway Movement, Brandon Straka, Arrested For Participation in Capitol Hill Riot


Posted originally on the conservative tree house on January 25, 2021 by Sundance

Despite the weak evidence outlined in the indictment, this looks like a case of specific DOJ and FBI targeting of political voices.   The regime will not be opposed…

Brandon Straka was the founder of the #WalkAway movement.  He was also a key organizer for the Stop the Steal group during the January 6th political protest in Washington DC.

WASHINGTON DC – A prominent activist in the Stop the Steal movement who spoke at a rally held by backers of President Donald Trump in Washington the day before the storming of the Capitol was arrested on Monday on charges that he took part in the riot.

Brandon Straka, 44, was arrested on a felony charge of interfering with police during civil disorder. The self-described founder of a movement to “walk away” from liberalism was also charged with unlawful entry into a restricted building and disorderly conduct.

An FBI agent’s affidavit used to obtain a criminal complaint against Straka describes his role as an organizer of Stop the Steal and quotes his comments at the Jan. 5 rally held at Freedom Plaza, but doesn’t indicate whether the government views those activities as context for his actions at the Capitol or part of the alleged crimes.

FBI Special Agent Jeremy Desor said that videos revealed that during the melee, Straka was part of a crowd pushing toward a Capitol doorway. Desor doesn’t contend that Straka went into the building, but says that as others tried to charge through the entrance, the activist shouted: “Go! Go!”

Desor said that as a Capitol police officer tried to make his way through the crowd with a riot shield over his head, Straka urged others to wrestle it from him.  “Take it away from him,” Straka allegedly yelled. “Take it! Take it!”  (read more)

On January 8th Facebook took down Brandon Straka’s group without warning and without any citation for the reasoning.  On January 25th the DOJ files a criminal indictment against him????…..   Curiouser and Curiouser.

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