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Six people have been held this week over a string of vegan activist attacks in the city of Lille, officials said.

Nine businesses, including a butcher, fishmonger, cheese shop and a McDonald's, have had windows smashed and fake blood thrown on their walls in recent months.

Activists also spray-painted the slogan "Stop Speciesism", a term denouncing unethical treatment of other species.

Five of the six detained people have since been or will now be released.

However, the Lille prosecutor's office set a court date in December for a detained 21-year-old woman.

Read more: BBC News

Two men have received multi-year prison sentences for the beating of a black man who was left severely injured the day of a 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

The Daily Progress reports that Alex Ramos of Georgia was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday, while Jacob Goodwin of Arkansas was sentenced to eight years.

Both were convicted of malicious wounding in the August 2017 beating of DeAndre Harris.

Read more: AP

A Beaumont man pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered destructive device and faces up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced.

According to a news release from the US Attorney’s Office, Mark Avery Rudd entered the guilty plea before Magistrate Judge Keith Giblin on Tuesday.

According to information presented in court, on Feb. 8, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Rudd's residence in the 4800 block of Belmont Street in Beaumont, Texas. Inside the residence, investigators located a cooler in a hall closet containing two suspected destructive devices. One was a 2-liter bottle filled with an unknown viscous liquid with wires extending from the top of the bottle. One of the wires connected to an unknown device inside the liquid.

Read more: 12 News (KJAC)

A Ku Klux Klan member from Maryland who pleaded no contest to firing a gun at a white nationalist rally last summer in Virginia has been sentenced to four years in prison.

Charlottesville Circuit Court records show Richard Preston was sentenced Tuesday to eight years, with four of those years suspended.

Prosecutors said Preston fired a handgun once toward the ground while standing on a sidewalk crowded with rally-goers and counterprotesters after initially pointing the gun at a black man with an improvised flamethrower during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in the Charlottesville’s downtown No one was struck.

Read more: Baltimore Sun

Sperry police arrested a man on a complaint of conspiracy to commit domestic terrorism after officers reportedly found pill bottles fashioned into bombs and a homemade stick of dynamite at his home.

William Hollis Peoples Jr., 58, allegedly had the explosives in the bedroom of his residence, located in the 200 block of West Birch Place in Sperry, according to a probable cause affidavit. Sperry police state in the affidavit that the pill bottles contained black powder, fuses and shrapnel.

Police were searching for methamphetamine when officers served a search warrant Sunday at Peoples' residence. They found methamphetamine, marijuana, two firearms and several syringes in addition to the explosives.

Read more: Tulsa World