A protester, who was booted out of a Donald Trump rally Wednesday night, was convicted of attempting to firebomb a military facility 10 years ago.
Police escorted Peter Rondon, 29, out of a Worcester, Massachusetts campaign event for repeatedly screaming “Trump’s a racist,” and charged him with trespassing and disorderly conduct, according to MassLive.
Rondon reportedly stood on a chair yelling “racist” while deliberately pushing and bumping into Trump supporters around him, before he was forcefully removed from the event.
Court records show Rondon was arrested in 2005 after being found in a third floor bathroom of a recruiting facility on Park Avenue with four gallons of gasoline connected by several wires.
A Marine recruiter told police Rondon, who had signed up to be a Marine but hadn’t yet completed training, called him to the bathroom where he found him with the makeshift device, court records said.
Rondon was charged with possessing an infernal device and attempted arson and pleaded guilty in 2006. He was sentenced to serve 1 year in the House of Corrections and placed on probation for 5 years.
Rondon was arraigned in Central District Court, Thursday, and rejected an offer from the prosecutor to plead guilty to a civil infraction, according to the Worcester Telegram and Gazette.
In an interview with the Gazette, Rondon admitted standing from his chair yelling, “Trump is a racist.”
“I had a ticket to the event,” Rondon told the publication. “I was there. I was peacefully protesting.”
This video, via MassLive, depicts his peaceful protesting.
H/T: The Gateway Pundit
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