Protester who tried to disrupt Trump’s Mt. Rushmore event facing felonies

One of the anti-Trump protesters who tried to disrupt the president’s July 3 speech at Mount Rushmore is facing several misdemeanor charges and two felony counts that could net him more than a decade in prison.

The Rapid City Journal reported Monday a hearing was held for Nick Tilsen, 38, of Porcupine, South Dakota, who allegedly staged the blockade on a highway leading to the site.

Tilsen is accused of stealing a shield from a law-enforcement officer and assaulting her, which are felonies.

The report said he also is facing three misdemeanors, impeding a highway, disorderly conduct and unlawful assembly.

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