(NationalSentinel) Activism: They say when it comes to bearing children, often the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and that certainly seems to be true in this case.
Linwood Kaine, the youngest of three children of Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was among a half dozen people arrested for violently disrupting an otherwise peaceful “March 4 Trump” rally in the Rotunda of the Minnesota state capitol building over the weekend.
Linwood Michael Kaine, 24, and four others were arrested on suspicion of second-degree riot after the “March 4 Trump” rally in St. Paul; a sixth person was cited for disorderly conduct. Counter-protesters clashed with Trump supporters in the Capitol rotunda after they disrupted the proceedings with air horns, whistles and chants. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb.
Linwood Kaine, a Minneapolis resident who attended Carleton College and goes by Woody, was released from the Ramsey County jail on Tuesday morning pending further investigation, law enforcement officials said.
Speeches had been going on for about a half-hour inside the newly renovated Capitol rotunda when a group of people tried to disrupt the event. At one point, someone set off a smoke bomb — apparently striking a woman in the head, police said.
A 61-year-old Plymouth woman said she was hit in the head at 12:30 p.m., about 10 minutes after she arrived at the Trump rally. The woman said she saw something coming toward her, tried to avoid the object, but it struck her in the forehead, according to Steve Linders, a St. Paul police spokesman. She was not injured. It was not clear who threw the smoke bomb.
Security guards intervened, skirmishes broke out, and someone sprayed chemical irritant into the crowd. Some counter-demonstrators dispersed, and the rally resumed.
Woody Kaine was seen with four people who lit fireworks inside the Capitol, Linders said. Police are investigating whether Kaine was one of the people who was lighting the devices.
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St. Paul police arrested Kaine and the four others near Rice Street and University Avenue, less than a block from the Capitol. After the group ran and a St. Paul police officer detained Kaine, “he turned around and squared up to fight with the officer,” Linders said Tuesday night. “The officer was able to place Mr. Kaine under arrest and take him to the Ramsey County jail for booking.”
The officer used “some force” to take Kaine into custody, according to Linders, who said he didn’t have details about what it involved.
Surely, Daddy and Mummy must be so embarrassed and upset. But no.
“We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues,” Sen. Kaine, a Minnesota native, said in a statement. “They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully.”
Apparently that includes “loving” the fact that their son takes pleasure in injuring seasoned citizens, committing acts of domestic terrorism and fighting with police officers.
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