Three protesters who were in Chicago for the NATO summit were arrested this week and charged with conspiracy to commit terrorism, multiple news outlets reported on Saturday.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, the three men were arrested on Wednesday at a raid on an apartment in the city. They were identified by police and their attorneys as Brian Church, 20, Jared Chase, 24 and Vincent Betterly, 24, all of whom traveled from out of state for the protests.
Besides conspiracy to commit terrorism, they were also charged with possession of an explosive or incendiary device and providing material support for terrorism, according to the newspaper.
The Chicago Tribune reported the arrests were part of a month-long investigation into a group suspected of making Molotov cocktails. Their lawyers told the newspaper, however, that they only had home beer brewing equipment in the apartment when it was raided.
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