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Sen. Tim Kaine’s son among 8 charged with interruption of the pro-Trump rally

Sen. Tim Kaine, the youngest son was the only one of the eight people who to support in Minnesota, Friday in relation to their alleged disruption of a rally by President Trump.

Linwood Kaine, 24, was charged with a gross misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process and misdemeanor fleeing on foot, and hid his identity in public.

A criminal complaint says Kaine and others changed into black clothes while in the 4. March, rally and joined in the state Capitol. A member threw a smoke bomb inside. The complaint says the 24-year-old Kaine was among those who ran away, and he was initially resisting arrest.

Two of Kaine seven alleged accomplices, 29-year-old Francis Sagermerek of St. Paul and the 26-year-old Anton Wilhelm Bueckert, Ontario, Canada, were charged with crimes.

Tim Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, was Hillary Clinton’s running mate in last year’s presidential elections.

“Today’s announcement of the misdemeanor charges against Senator Kaine’s son contains no hint that he’s disruptive behavior during the rally, but instead focuses on his actions when he was arrested after he left,” a spokesman for Kaine said Friday. “Tim and Anne to support her son and hope that the matter will be solved soon.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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