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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Rise Above Movement Member Pleads Guilty to C’Ville, HB Riot Charge

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Thomas Gillen, a white supremacist Rise Above Movement member, pleaded guilty on Monday to a conspiracy to riot charge following his actions at the violent “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia two summers ago. Trained for street combat at political protests, Gillen, 25, also attended the so-called “Battle of Bolsa Chica” in Huntington Beach where a pro-Trump #MAGA rally on Mar. 25, 2017 turned into a melee when fellow RAM members became violent, including assaulting Weekly reporters.

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