Police arrest 11 in armed militia standoff near Boston

Police arrest 11 in armed militia standoff near Boston
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[Ed. – Note that the Boston media have consistently refrained from showing the “militia” members who were arrested.  Daily Mail, whose tweet is included below, isn’t so squeamish.  The militia calls itself “Rise of the Moors,” which pretty much tells you it’s not Billy Joe and Billy Bob from the holler.]

Eleven heavily armed, self-professed militia members were arrested near Boston Saturday, ending an overnight stand off that shut down a major U.S. Interstate at the start of the Independence holiday.

The group, identified by multiple media outlets including WBZ Boston, a CBS affiliate, are members of the “Rise of the Moors”, a group that does not recognize American laws, but professes to be peaceful.

Two of the men were taken into custody early in the morning, as officers negotiated with the leaders, seeking their peaceful surrender. Another 7 were apprehended after 10 a.m., police said in a statement.

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Police remained on the scene and found two additional people, bringing the arrest total to 11. No other information was immediately available on the arrests.

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