Feb 4, 2022

Texas butterfly centre closes after QAnon threats

The centre said it was closing for "The safety of our staff and visitors". The centre will be closed until further notice, Jeffrey Glassberg, president of the North American Butterfly Association, which runs the organisation, said. One week before the rally, two women showed up demanding to "See the rafts with the illegal crossing", the centre said in a statement last week. The person, who they identify as a political candidate in Virginia, can be heard claiming that the centre permits child rape, according to audio of the encounter provided to reporters. The decision to close was made after a local Republican official warned her that the weekend event would feature a motor convoy, known as a "Trump train", that would probably stop at the centre.

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