11 people of armed militia arrested in America before Independence Day, were heavily armed
The arrests, which took place after an overnight standoff, were heavily armed. The militia have been identified as members of the Rise of the Moors. The group does not recognize US laws but claims to be peaceful.
Police on Saturday morning arrested 11 heavily armed members of the self-styled militia after an overnight standoff on the country's major interstate near Boston ahead of Independence Day (July 4) in the US. Several media groups, including WBZ Boston, have identified the militia as members of the 'Rise of the Moors'. The group does not recognize US laws, but claims to be peaceful. Police said in a statement that two members were taken into custody by the police on Saturday morning after talks with the leaders of the group to surrender. Seven others were arrested after 10 am. But even after this, the police remained on the spot, after which they arrested two more people.
Police said no fire was fired and no one was hurt during the standoff. The standoff started around 1 pm when the police found two cars parked in a lane with people armed with rifles and pistols standing beside them. When the police asked them about their identity and their weapons permit, they dispersed to the nearby forests. The leader of the militia told the police that the members of the group were going for some training.