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There have been four arrests in the wake of the vandalism of a Confederate statue Monday night in Durham, North Carolina.

Takiyah Fatima Thompson, Dante Emmanuel Strobino, Ngoc Loan Tran and Peter Hull Gilbert have all been arrested in relation to the unlawful tearing down of the prominent Durham statue.

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According to local media, the four could be in for big fines if found guilty:

All three are charged with disorderly conduct by injury to a statue and damage to real property, which are both misdemeanors, and participation in a riot with property damage in excess of $1,500 and inciting others to riot where property damage exceeds $1,500, which are both felonies.

However, those arrested have something other than potential big fines in common. It turns out that at least three of them are members of the Communist Party. This seldom-reported fact is inconvenient to the narrative that the protest were spontaneous. The protests were in fact organized in large part by the communist Workers World Party, which the arrested members belong to.

According to ABC News, Workers World Party is fighting to bring about a socialist America (emphasis added):

It's a communist party that was founded in 1959 by a group led by Sam Marcy of the Socialist Workers Party. The group supports myriad issues including anti-racism to anti-imperialist struggles.

The party is active in the Black Lives Matter movement and supports the struggles of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. The group says they're “dedicated to organizing and fighting for a socialist revolution in the United States and around the world.”The group said it destroyed the statue hoping to “take down white supremacy.”

On Facebook, the communist group has called for the abolition of police and prisons:

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The group also proudly supports socialist Venezuela and communist North Korea dictatorships:

They also posted this at the time of anti-American dictator Fidel Castro's death: “Long live the Cuban Revolution! Socialism or death!”:

Along with this quote comparing America to Hitler:

“We have never aspired to having custody of the banners and principles which the revolutionary movement has defended throughout its heroic and inspiring history. However, if fate were to decree that, one day, we would be among the last defenders of socialism in a world in which US imperialism had realized Hitler’s dreams of world domination, we would defend this bulwark to the last drop of our blood.” - December 7, 1989

Leaders of the Workers World Party have also met with Syrian dictator and war criminal Bashir al-Assad:

The Workers World Party posted this cartoon of Israeli leader Ariel Sharon descending into hell upon his death:

The group proudly supports cop killers such as Assata Shakur:

The Workers World Party lionizes Soviet leaders who were responsible for mass genocide:

The Workers World Party has been vocally supporting its arrested members:

FACT: The “protesters” who pulled down the Confederate statue belong to a group that hates America and loves genocidal communist dictators.

Good luck getting any of this information in the evening news.

Please note: This is a commentary piece. The views and opinions expressed within it are those of the author only and do not necessarily reflect the editorial opinion of IJR.