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Tim Kaine's son was arrested rioting after fights broke out at a pro-Trump rally

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UPDATE 8:40 p.m.: 

A spokesperson for Sen. Tim Kaine and Anne Holton told Circa, "We love that our three children have their own views and concerns about current political issues. They fully understand the responsibility to express those concerns peacefully."


Original story

The son of former vice presidential candidate Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was arrested Saturday after supporters and opponents of President Trump clashed at a rally in Minnesota rally. Linwood Michael "Woody" Kaine, 24, was one of five people arrested, the Twin Cities Pioneer Press reported late Tuesday.

The riots broke out during a "March 4 Trump" rally in St. Paul. Counter-protesters and Trump supporters clashed in the state Capitol rotunda.

[Our children] fully understand the ability to express those concerns peacefully.
Sen. Tim Kaine

Kaine, a Minneapolis resident, was released from jail Tuesday morning. 

In a statement Tuesday night, Sen. Kaine acknowledged his son had "views and concerns about current political issues" but recognized the need to express them peacefully.

Woody Kaine was seen with four people who lit fireworks inside the state Capitol building. Police are still investigating to see if he lit any. 

When police confronted Kaine, he "squared up to fight with the officer," St. Paul Police spokesman Steve Linders said. It took "some force" to arrest Kaine. The officers involved were not aware of his relation to Tim Kaine.

Earlier in the rally, a smoke bomb had gone off, security guards intervened, and someone sprayed a chemical irritant into the crowd. 

In addition to the four other people charged with rioting, one other person was arrested.

The other people arrested were Jonathan Adams, 25, of Minneapolis; Glenn Kimball, 22, of Minneapolis; Isabell Kimball, 26, of Minneapolis; Haley Ryan, 23, of Webster, Minn.; and Anton William Bueckert, 29, of Ontario, Canada.

Editors note: Circa erroneously reported that Linwood Michael "Woody" Kaine was charged with second-degree rioting. He was arrested, but never charged. The article has been updated to reflect the correct reporting.

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