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    Heard the eviction was going down and went there to show support

    The fact that your actions were because you "heard" something was happening is kind of half of a conspiracy.  (i.e., you responded to some message from others, rather than randomly showing up on your own.)  If "show support" means "participate in activities that you anticipated would happen and were technically against the law" then there might be a conspiracy charge.  Sure, it might be a stretch, and these kinds of things aren't always charged as a conspiracy, but it's not a completely off the wall notion.  

    "Conspiracy" doesn't have to mean talking to people.  If something's tweeted out  -- like "x is going to happen at some place and some time, come show up and participate" and people show up in response, that might be a "conspiracy."  Conspiracy generally just means there's some thought given to it ahead of time, and some coordination, even if that's "let's all get together here at this time for this reason."  It doesn't have to be face to face, and it doesn't have to be some well-thought out plan.  

    The opposite of conspiracy is when people randomly show up without any coordinated notion that others will be there for the same purpose, and they spontaneously do the same thing at the same time.  

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