i’m not a journalist, but THIS is breaking news.— mary morgan (@maryarchived) July 27, 2023
peter cytanovic, pictured below, is being held as a political prisoner for his peaceful involvement in the charlottesville unite the right rally 6 YEARS AGO.
an inside source received news of his wrongful arrest this morning: pic.twitter.com/wI1UK4UhIQ
except peter cytanovic never assaulted a police officer (that’s not even his charge – reading comprehension matters). he never assaulted anyone actually.— mary morgan (@maryarchived) July 28, 2023
if you want him and others jailed for their political views, just say that. https://t.co/8QREcELCOe
In related news, at least three more people who were at the torch march in Charlottesville at the Unite the Right rally have been arrested: Augustus Invictus, William Fears and Peter Cvjetanovic. All were prominently featured in photographs of the rally by “journalists.”
A ridiculous six years after the legendary August 11, 2017 nighttime tiki torch march across Charlottesville’s University of Virginia campus, Florida attorney Augustus Sol Invictus became the seventh participant to be arrested, on June 26, 2023. Today, after being held in jail in Florida for weeks, apparently out of sheer vindictiveness—he did not contest extradition to Virginia—he is due to appear in court in Charlottesville at a bond hearing. …
This is the way our justice system works now.
In progressive cities, the only thing that matters is whose side you are on. This was only dimly apparent to us back in 2017. The Unite the Right rally was premised on our belief in civil liberties. In theory, anyone has the First Amendment right to hold a demonstration anywhere they want and enjoy police protection, but that is not how our system works anymore. Ask Kyle Rittenhouse or Daniel Penny.
In the People’s Republic of Cville, it WASN’T a crime to carry a tiki torch in a First Amendment demonstration in 2017. It only became a crime years later after an election was held in 2019 and it was decided by the victor to start prosecuting people in retrospect for political reasons.
Note: As I said on The Political Cesspool, the state of the country is dire and we are closer to the brink of disaster than we imagine. The fact that this is happening is just one data point in the overall trend. Millions of people on the Right are losing confidence in elections, the justice system, the military, etc.