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Revision as of 14:38, 11 January 2021

Cleveland Grover Meredith rented this billboard to promote the -QAnon movement.jpg

Cleveland Grover Meredith Jr. is an American supporter of controversial President Donald Trump.[1]

He had a history of right-wing militancy, prior to his January 7th, 2021 arrest on gun charges, following the unsuccessful attempt by extremists to seize the US Capitol building.

In 2018 Meredith paid for a roadside billboard, in Atlanta, advertizing the QAnon movement.

In July 2019 Meredith brandished an assault rifle at marchers at a Black Lives Matter protest.

Meredith set out on a cross-country trip to Washington DC, planning to arrive on January 5, 2021, the day before Vice President Mike Pence would formally read out the official results from the US Electoral College, formally confirming Joe Biden as President-elect.

On January 7, 2021, law enforcement officials arrested Meredith after he travelled to Washington, DC, to participate in the seizure of the

They found that he was heavily armed. They report a review of his phone and computer s He is most notable for brandishing an assault rifle, on social media, while announcing that he would live broadcast himself shooting Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, in the head.


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  1. Michael Levenson (2021-01-09). "Man With Assault Rifle Charged With Threatening Pelosi, Officials Say". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2021-01-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20210111012232/https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/09/us/pelosi-cleveland-grover-meredith.html. Retrieved 2021-01-10. "A man who had an assault rifle was charged with threatening Nancy Pelosi, the House speaker, after he traveled to Washington for the pro-Trump rally on Wednesday and sent a text message saying he would put “a bullet in her noggin on Live TV,” the federal authorities said."