👓 Former doctoral student arrested for involvement in 2017 Charlottesville riots | Daily Bruin

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A former UCLA doctoral student was arrested with federal conspiracy charges for his involvement in the 2017 Charlottesville riots in Virginia, federal prosecutors announced Tuesday.

Michael Miselis was arrested and charged with conspiracy for traveling to Virginia ‚Äúwith the intent to encourage, promote, incite, participate in, and commit violent acts‚ÄĚ along with three other California men, all of whom were part of Rise Above Movement, according to an affidavit of FBI officer Dino Cappuzzo. The group meets in public parks around Southern California and trains in fighting techniques, according to the affidavit.

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