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Proud Boys Leader Arrested for Illegal Weapons, Destroying Black Lives Matter Banner

HeadlineJan 05, 2021

The leader of the Proud Boys hate group, Enrique Tarrio, was arrested Monday on misdemeanor property destruction charges after he publicly admitted to tearing a Black Lives Matter banner off a historically Black church in Washington, D.C., and setting it on fire last month. Police say Tarrio had illegal high-capacity magazines of ammunition on him when he was arrested. The Metropolitan AME Church has sued the Proud Boys for “engaging in acts of terror and vandalizing church property in an effort to intimidate the church and silence its support for racial justice.”

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