Protester at Trump’s Mount Rushmore event faces 5 charges

South Dakota News

One of the leaders of a protest before President Donald Trump’s pre-Independence Day appearance at Mount Rushmore was officially charged for allegedly stealing a shield from a law enforcement officer.

Thirty-eight-year-old Nick Tilsen, of Porcupine, South Dakota, is charged with second-degree robbery, simple assault and three other charges stemming from Friday’s demonstration that drew more than 100 protesters in 95-degree heat.

Tilsen is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and the president of a local activist organization called NDN Collective. 

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