Wisconsin man who triggered protest will plead to extortion

The man whose arrest led to violence in Madison is going to plead guilty to extorting a local business.

Devonere Johnson has agreed to plead guilty to one of two extortion charges in exchange for federal prosecutors dropping the other charge.

Officials allege that Johnson had threatened the owners of two Madison businesses in June, having demanded money from one and free food and beer from the other. He said if they didn't comply he'd have protesters destroy the businesses.

After his arrest demonstrators tore down two statues and assaulted a state senator.

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