Tristan Rettke, Eastern Tennessee student, arrested after wearing gorilla mask and carrying noosed bananas at Black Lives Matter protest


WCYB‎ – A Johnson City Police Department report said Tristan Rettke is charged with one count of civil rights intimidation in connection with the event that took place at Borchuck Plaza.

Eyewitnesses including the East Tennessean, the university’s newspaper, took digital photos and filmed video of Rettke’s actions, which including him walking up to protestors with a burlap sack that had a marijuana leaf and a Confederate flag printed on it.

The report said after his rights were read Rettke said he found out about the protest on the social media platform Yik Yak…