A 20-year-old Butler man is charged with trying to incite a riot in the city based on several social media posts he allegedly made in May.
“We loot we rob we set (expletive) on fire we do what have to be noticed,” was one of the suspected threats that Butler police said Jordan M. Erdos posted May 31 on his Facebook page.
“#NoJusticeNoPeace” was another post. His last suspected post, police allege, was “Riot in butler May 31st at 2:00. meet at the diamond park.”
The posts prompted a sweeping response from law enforcement agencies. They also generated attention and a relatively large turnout in downtown Butler, with a crowd protesting the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
There were several arrests, but no riot.
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