'Idle No More' Activist Busted for Molotov Threat at Wisconsin Capitol
A Wisconsin activist was arrested Tuesday at the state Capitol building
just hours before Governor Scott Walker was to deliver his State of the
State Address to Wisconsin lawmakers.
The man, Kvon R. Smith, had reportedly
used Facebook to threaten to do harm at the Capitol. Law
enforcement was ready for him and arrested him as he attempted to enter
the building. Smith then reportedly
claimed to have a Molotov cocktail in his backpack. Police evacuated
portions of the capitol building and a bomb squad reportedly arrived and
handled the backpack. Police did not say whether or not the backpack
contained the explosive device the man allegedly claimed it did.
A search of the man’s apparent Twitter account
reveals deep sympathies for Palestinians, support for other liberal and
far-left causes, and claims of previous felony charges. Smith has also
expressed support for the newest leftist movement, which previous Occupy
supporters are beginning to flock to, named "Idle No More." Less than 24
hours before being arrested, Smith stated on Facebook: "I'm in support of the Idle No More Movement."
Two hours after writing his support for the new activist movement,
Smith posted this video on what authorities verify is his Facebook showing the bottles he claims to have intended to
take to the Wisconsin Capitol building.