Smith is a radical environmentalist who participated in a tree sitting protest against Massey Energy in 2010. It rained on him so he decided to surrender to the police waiting at the base of the tree. Smith's charges are unknown but most of the protesters were arrested for trespassing. The "action" took place in West Virginia but many of the protesters were from Pennsylvania which may be Smith's home state. We couldn't find any verifiable pictures of Smith so we attached a generic tree-sitting picture to this post. https://archive.ph/khjYI#selection-2889.97-2889.108
https://www.foxnews.com/us/sit-down-with-antifa-young-people-are-asking-if-cops-dont-have-to-obey-the-law-why-should-i Likely with Elm Fork John Brown Gun Club Protesting for the ADL with Antifa in Houston https://web.archive.org/web/20211219194753/https://twitter.com/oaktreeupheaval/status/1472653644906565634 Smith, who was 66 years old in 2021, is a self-professed Marxist and PhD who taught government for many years at the two year College of the Mainland in Texas City. He was the president of the employee union at the college. Smith was fired from his professorship in 2013 for insubordination. Many students and professors at the college protested against his tenure grant in 2002. Smith wrote an article for the Galveston newspaper in 2018 claiming Trump was mentally unstable and must be stopped. He's an illegal immigration advocate and participated in a blockade of Houston's ICE office. He also protested at a memorial service for the victims of violence committed by illegal aliens that was attended by President Trump. He lives in an apartment in the Spring Branch section of Houston. https://archive.vn/LKNXZ, https://archive.vn/ET0cV, https://archive.vn/IGK76 https://archive.org/details/hmstx-Staci_Davis_with_Dr._David_Michael_Smith_9-24-2
https://www.startribune.com/at-least-19-charged-with-burglary-assault-in-minneapolis-riot/572256452/ • David D. Smith, 22, of Minneapolis; Keeshowna Carney, 20, of St. Cloud; Phillip Scott, 21, of Brooklyn Park; and Shantel Scott, 20, of Brooklyn Park, were each charged with third-degree burglary for allegedly breaking into Pixie Liquor in Brooklyn Park.