Three right-wing 'boogaloo' militants arrested on terrorism charges in Las Vegas: report
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On Wednesday, federal prosecutors announced that three far-right militants with ties to the "boogaloo" movement have been arrested on terrorism-related charges in Las Vegas, according to The Seattle Times.

"Federal prosecutors say the three white men with U.S. military experience are accused of conspiring to carry out a plan that began in April in conjunction with protests to reopen businesses closed because of the coronavirus and later sought to capitalize on protests over the death of a Minneapolis man in police custody," reported Michelle Price and Scott Sonner.

According to the complaint, the defendants initially met at a "ReOpen Nevada" rally protesting coronavirus lockdowns.

The report continued: "They were arrested Saturday on the way to a protest in downtown Las Vegas after filling gas cans at a parking lot and making Molotov cocktails in glass bottles, according to a copy of the criminal complaint obtained by The Associated Press."

"The complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Las Vegas on Wednesday said they self-identified as part of the 'boogaloo' movement, which U.S. prosecutors said in the document is 'a term used by extremists to signify coming civil war and/or fall of civilization,'" said the report. "Stephen T. Parshall, 35, Andrew T. Lynam Jr., 23, and William L. Loomis, 40, were being held on $1 million bond each in the Clark County jail Wednesday, according to court records."