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Wisconsin protester charged in weapons case

Updated: May 20, 2012 4:38PM

A Wisconsin man who traveled to Chicago to protest the NATO Summit was arrested Saturday for illegal possession of knives and ammunition, police said.

Michael Yocco, 28, of Racine, is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, unlawful use of a weapon and possession of ammunition without a Firearm Owner’s Identification card after allegedly telling officers he owned the knives and ammo.

Police saw one of the men put a large bag in the trunk of the car in the 300 block of North Canal. The officers saw shotgun cells on the rear seat, police said.

They searched the trunk and found several spring-loaded knives, a gas mask and a bag containing a large amount of ammunition, police said.

The men were wearing militia outfits and flying anarchist flags from the car, police said.

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