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Federal authorities on lookout for 'instigators' in Southern Nevada

Posted at 7:30 AM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 00:28:32-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — The FBI is looking for anyone planning to incite violence at peaceful protests in the Las Vegas valley.

The announcement comes after recent arrests, with one incident involving three former US military members accused of being a part of an extremist anti-government movement called the "Boogaloo" movement.

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And another incident involved three other men accused of setting a Las Vegas police car on fire.

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The US attorney says anyone disturbing peaceful protests could face federal charges and wants anyone to call 1-800-CALL-FBI to report anything suspicious when it comes to instigators.