Three members of the white nationalist group Rise Above Movement were arrested on charges of intent to incite violence at political rallies throughout California. According to a federal indictment unsealed on Wednesday, the men allegedly traveled to three different cities in California with the intention to incite violence at 2017 political rallies.
Robert Boman, Tyler Laube, and Robert Paul Rundo were all arrested over the last week by the FBI. Authorities are still searching for a fourth man, Aaron Eason. The men used the internet to coordinate “combat training,” travel, and attendance at political rallies in Berkeley, Huntington Beach, and San Bernardino last year, according to the indictment.
Allegedly, they also planned to celebrate their violence in an effort to recruit more members. Several members of the Rise Above Movement attended a “Make America Great Again” rally in Huntington Beach in March last year holding signs that read “Da Goyim Know” which is a Semitic phrase. Rally attendees attacked journalist and began fighting with counter-protesters. Tyler Laube was captured on camera attacking a journalist, according to a criminal complaint.
Then, Robert Paul Rundo turned to the second counter protestor punching him in the back of the head, grabbed the back of his neck, and threw him to the ground, landing on top of him.” the criminal complaint reads. The men then went on to celebrate the coverage of there violent acts online and planned there next trip to a rally in Berkeley. The Rise Above Movement members would continue this same behavior in San Bernadino while attending an “Anti Islamic Law” rally this time creating a video showing members of the white supremacist group training to serve as a promotion for new recruits.
Robert Boman and Tyler Laube are expected to appear in court on Wednesday.
Robert Paul Rundo has been detained in federal custody pending his trial.