Update: Antifa reports that the last four people were released on bail Thursday.
Update: One of the people arraigned on Wednesday was Lacy Macauley, a major leader in the Antifa movement from the DC area. She gets paid to travel the country and lead Antifa riots. A total of twenty people have been arraigned, and four more people are still waiting to be arraigned.
Update: We can confirm that Greg Conte, an organizer of the event, was released without charges.
Richard Spencer spoke at MSU Monday. The East Lansing police were supposed to secure a designated parking area and protect attendees from Antifa violence.
Police appear to have conducted a stand down. This has occurred in other Democrat run cities across America. First, the police allowed Antifa to take control of the designated parking area. Instead of moving them, the event attendees were told to park somewhere else. Then, the event attendees were told to walk through the mass the armed and masked Antifa.
According to media reports, Antifa was armed with many weapons. These weapons included spiked brass knuckles, knives, bottles, clubs, rocks, and horse feces. Police do not appear to have intervened until Antifa started getting hurt conducting violent attacks.
One of the event organizers, Greg Conte, yelled at police to do their job and protect the event attendees. Photos appear to show police violently tackle Conte. He was placed under arrest. At this time it is unclear if he is actually being charged.
After the police allowed the Antifa to attack people, they used the Antifa violence as an excuse to deny everyone entry. The Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC] and other left-wing groups publicly praised the Antifa for using violence to suppress freedom of speech.
However, the police finally got around to arresting Antifa for some of their violent felonious assaults. According to Antifa websites, twenty-four of their followers were arrested. The majority appears to still be in jail. The media in Detroit is now reporting that thirteen people face felony charges. An official Antifa fundraiser claims to have collected over $13k for bail money.
Four police officers were injured. Three are MSU campus police and one is a state trooper. The injuries are being called minor.
Of the twenty people arraigned so far, eight have been charged with felonies. The ones charged with felonies are in red. Four more are said to be under investigation for felonies, but their names have not been published.
The following were arraigned on Tuesday:
Hannah Baker, a 27-year old Chicago resident, for four counts of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of resisting and obstructing police.
Daniel Smigel, a 26-year old resident of Crete, Illinois, charged with two counts of resisting and obstructing police.
Aaron Brown, a 30-year old resident of Mason, charged with resisting and obstructing police.
Another 17 people were arraigned on Wednesday:
Ian Young, a 22-year old resident of North Liberty, Indiana, charged with Assault and battery.
Chin Russell, a 21-year old resident of East Lansing, charged with Failure to obey a police officer (MSU ordinance), and MSU weapons ordinance.
Mark Huff, a 30-year old resident of Tecumseh, charged with Failure to obey a police officer (MSU ordinance), and MSU weapons ordinance.
Zachary Guerra, a 21-year old resident of Berkley, charged with Failure to obey a police officer (MSU ordinance)
Joshua Morgan, a 22-year old resident of Lansing, charged with Disorderly conduct
Hayley Currier, a 29-year old Ann Arbor resident, charged with MSU ordinance – disorderly conduct (public urination or defecation)
Alexander Bennett, a 34-year old resident of Lutherville, Maryland, charged with MSU ordinance – disorderly conduct (public urination or defecation)
John Shade III, a 37-year old resident of Thornville, Ohio, charged with MSU trespassing ordinance and MSU weapons ordinance.
John Martin, a 31-year old Grand Rapids resident, charged with MSU ordinance – failure to obey a police officer
Stavros Glitsos, a 36-year old Hamtramck resident, charged with MSU ordinance – obstructing official business
Mackenzie Faerber, a 24-year old Lansing resident, charged with Resisting and obstructing police.
Jacob Chamberlain, a 21-year old resident of Mesa, Arizona, charged with Resisting and obstructing police.
Benjamin Greer, a 26-year old resident of Silver Spring, Maryland, charged with Resisting and obstructing police.
Lacy Macauley, a 29-year old resident of Washington, DC, charged with Resisting and obstructing police
Blair Walker, a 28-year old Ann Arbor resident, charged with Resisting and obstructing police
Shay Matmanivong, a 20-year old Detroit resident, charged with Resisting and obstructing police
Hannah Manela, a 21-year old West Bloomfield resident, charged with MSU ordinance – failure to obey police