Who is Francis Carroll? Maine millionaire's son is Antifa goon charged with domestic terrorism

Who is Francis Carroll? Maine millionaire's son is Antifa goon charged with domestic terrorism
Francis Carroll, 22, was charged with domestic terrorism (DeKalb County Jail)

GEORGIA, ATLANTA: One of the six people who was charged for creating riots over the death of a protester who allegedly shot a police officer is reportedly a son of a millionaire surgeon. Francis 'Frankie' Carroll, 22, from Kennebunkport, Maine, has been charged with domestic terrorism for the second time in a month over his role in violent Antifa protests in Atlanta on Saturday, January 21. 

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On Saturday, a police car was set on fire, and buildings were vandalized during clashes that took place after the death of Antifa activist Manuel Esteban Paez Teran, 26, who was killed on Wednesday, January 19. Besides, Caroll, several other protesters who were detained for creating havoc in the state, came from privileged backgrounds. 

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Atlanta Police Department said Carroll was charged on Saturday along with Nadja Geier, 24, from Nashville, Tennessee; Madeleine Feola, 22, from Spokane, Washington; Ivan Ferguson, 23, from Nevada; Graham Evatt, 20, from Decatur, Georgia; and Emily Murphy 37, from Grosse Ile, Michigan. "It doesn't take a rocket scientist or an attorney to tell you that breaking windows or setting fires is not protesting, that is terrorism", Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum said according to Daily Mail. "They will be charged accordingly, and they will find that this police department and the partnership is equally committed to stopping that activity."

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The arrests indicate that members of Antifa, a left-wing anti-fascist and anti-racist political movement in the United States, are recruiting activists from across the country to create havoc in Atlanta. The violent individuals, brought from wealthy backgrounds, believe that there should not be any existence of police forces. They have set up camps in woodland around the training center site in a bid to halt construction.

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Officers killed Teran who allegedly shooting and injuring an officer during an operation to clear protesters from the site. Antifa protesters called for a 'night of rage' against police after the death.

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Who is Francis Carroll?

In December last year, Francis Carroll was previously charged with domestic terrorism for his involvement in violent protests at the site of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. He is the son of surgeon Dr Mike Carroll and grew up in a $2 million five-bedroom and four-bathroom mansion in Kennebunkport. He enjoyed his lavish lifestyle which included spending time on his parents' yacht with his sisters before he aligned himself with Antifa. 

His father works at Maine Health County Medical Center as a general surgeon, and his mother is a keen sailor. A 2016 picture shows a man resembling Carroll on board the boat, called Allez, although the identity of the sailor is not known. He spent his childhood very close to the famous Bush family compound where George HW Bush spent his summer.

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Carroll, who wiped his social media shortly before his arrest, was charged with criminal trespass, domestic terrorism, aggravated assault, felony obstruction, interference with government property, and possession of tools for the commission of the crime. It is unclear how he was free to take part in further violent protests over the weekend.

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