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Libertarian Activist Granted $5,000 Bond, Can't Possess Guns

On July 4 Kokesh allegedly loaded a shotgun while standing in a D.C. plaza.
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On July 4 Kokesh allegedly loaded a shotgun while standing in a D.C. plaza.

The Libertarian activist arrested after loading a shotgun in a D.C. plaza during an Independence Day protest has been granted a $5,000 bond.

Adam Kokesh, who was arrested at his Herndon home last week and kept incarcerated after he refused to answer questions posed by a judge, was granted provisional release this morning. As part of his release, Kokesh will not be able to possess any guns.

As of Monday afternoon, though, Kokesh had not taken up the opportunity to post bond and be released from a Fairfax County jail.

Police raided Kokesh's home after a video surfaced of him loading a shotgun in Freedom Plaza on July 4; carrying guns is illegal in D.C. During the search, police found a gun and hallucinogenic drugs. Kokesh has been charged with two felonies.

In May Kokesh promoted a march on D.C. where participants would openly carry guns, but called off that protest after city officials said that anyone taking part would be arrested. Kokesh, who has been arrested before for protesting in D.C., instead said that he planned to lead a march on the nation's capital on July 4, 2014, part of what he termed the "final American Revolution."

Kokesh's next court date is scheduled for October 2.

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