Members of the “Rise of the Moors – The Moorish American Arms” shut down Interstate 95 on Saturday night near Boston during a standoff with police.
The heavily armed group who claim to be American nationals but not American citizens were stopped on the side of the highway and allegedly refusied to comply with police orders.
Eleven members were eventually arrested on Saturday morning around 10 AM after the standoff.
The group has its own YouTube page and is not censored by the tech giant.
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The Daily Beast reported:
A cadre of armed men from a militia group called the Rise of the Moors shut down a highway outside of Boston for more than nine hours on Saturday morning after allegedly refusing to comply with police orders and taking off into the woods with guns.
The group says on their website that they’re “Moorish Americans dedicated to educating new Moors and influencing our Elders.” In YouTube videos of the incident, they claimed they were only trying to travel peacefully to their “private land” to camp and “train” on Saturday. CBS Boston reported that they were headed from Rhode Island to Maine.
According to Massachusetts State Police, a trooper saw two cars on the side of the I-95 at about 1:30 a.m. with hazard lights on, attempting to add gas to their tanks.
When the officer stopped to assist, they noticed the men were wearing military gear and had a lot of guns. The trooper asked for driver’s licenses and gun licenses but the men allegedly refused to provide any, and refused to put down their weapons. The trooper called for backup but some of the men fled, police said.
Here’s more video from CBS Local.