GOVERNOR ABBOTT, & U.S ATTORNEYS ANNOUNCE FEDERAL PROSECUTION FOR PROTEST AGITATORS VIOLATING FEDERAL LAW

Governor Greg Abbott, along with all four United States Attorneys in Texas, announced this week that individuals who come to Texas from out of state to engage in looting, violence, or other destructive acts in violation of federal law will be subject to federal prosecution. Anyone who is arrested and charged with such offenses will be transferred to federal custody. The United States Attorneys will be working with local prosecutors and law enforcement officials to aggressively identify crimes that violate federal law.

Governor Abbott said, “Texans must be able to exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of having agitators, including those coming from out-of-state, hijack their peaceful protest.”

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