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Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner
Crime

Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner

Police in the nation’s capital on Monday arrested the leader of the Proud Boys, who is accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month. Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 36, was arrested by Metropolitan Police Department officers after he arrived in Washington ahead of protestsplanned by supporters of President Donald Trump to coincide with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory. Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property, police said. He was also facing a weapons charges after officers found him with two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested, a police spokesman said. A pro-Trump rally in December e...
Unite The Right: White Supremacists Rally In Virginia
News

Unite The Right: White Supremacists Rally In Virginia

Hundreds of far-right activists have gathered in the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia, to rally against plans to remove a Confederate statue, prompting the city to declare a "local emergency" amid clashes. Announced on Saturday morning, the declaration of a local emergency has enabled local authorities to obtain additional resources and render the rally an "unlawful public assembly". Writing on Twitter, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe also announced a state of emergency to "aid response to violence at the alt-right rally in Charlottesville". Organised by Jason Kessler, a former journalist and member of the Proud Boys, an ultra-nationalist group, Saturday's "Unite the Right" rally was slated to be one of the largest white supremacist events in recent US history. It is the ...