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Lafayette Square by The White House #WashingtonDC – honors #AmericanRevolution heroes #Lafayette, #Rochambeau, Von Steuben and Kosciuszko. In 1859, adulterer Congressman Daniel Sickles murdered adulterer Philip Barton Key (Francis Scott Key’s son)... 1/ ImageImageImageImage
2/ Lafayette Square: … over Sickles’ adulteress wife Teresa DaPonte Bagioli Sickles (1836-1867), who he had married when she was 15/16. [Key died in the white home in the background, known as President McKinley's Little White House.] Image
3/ Lafayette Square: … Sickles was the first to be acquitted using the “temporary insanity” defense and stayed on as a Congressman. He later became a #USCivilWar #MedalOfHonor war hero at #Gettysburg. Continued... ImageImageImage
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BIG THREAD: Today hundreds of members of the all-Black "Not Fucking Around Coalition" (#NFAC) marched through #Lafayette, Louisiana.

The group was protesting threats directed at them by U.S. Rep. Clay Higgins on Facebook, and the police shooting of Trayford Pellerin.
Just as the group began their march from Lafayette Public Library to Parc Sans Souci, two shots rang out at the Parc.

One was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm at a parade or demonstration, and felon in possession of a firearm.

This is what it looked like on my end when shots rang out.

A handful of NFAC members declared "there's action up ahead," and rushed forward.

NFAC leader "Grandmaster Jay" told his group to "stand the fuck down" and later made his folks pull back until it was clear.
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I’m in #Lafayette, Louisiana where the all-Black #NFAC militia is planning to march at 4pm EST.

A number of opposing militia groups are also here, setting up across the parade route.

Here, the “Cajun Guard” forms up with officers near the beginning of the march route.
Under police guard, the #NFAC is forming up at Lafayette Public Library.

They are expected to march 3 hours from now, 4pm local time (apologies, in an earlier tweet I said 4pm est.)

For now, they don’t want press nearby. ImageImage
Police erected barricades that track the entire planned #NFAC march route. Theoretically, the group will march to Parc San Souci which is only a few blocks away.

After a rally there, they are expected to perform the same march in reverse back to the library.
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Is #Alexandria freedom’s safest place, @NRA? 2/21
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