Report: Man Who Organized Mt. Rushmore “July 4th Blockade” Arrested…He’s Looking at 12 Years in Prison For That Stunt
The man’s name is Nick Tilsen, and his goal in shutting down the road was to send the message that Mount Rushmore is a symbol of white supremacy and racial injustice in this country and that the four faces carved on that mountain are the four faces of colonizers who have committed genocide on Indigenous people.
I mean, he just described Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Adam Schiff, and Jerry Nadler and the entire Democrat Party.
Mt. Rushmore Protest Leader Hit with Plethora of Charges After Blocking Highway
One of the leaders of the protest that shut down the highway to Mount Rushmore last Friday prior to President Donald Trump’s Fourth of July celebration at the monument is facing five criminal charges.
On Monday, Nick Tilsen was charged with second-degree robbery and simple assault for allegedly stealing a shield and assaulting a law enforcement officer, the Rapid City Journal reported.
The Porcupine resident and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe is also charged with three misdemeanors for impeding a highway, unlawful assembly and disorderly conduct.