Proud Boys leader arrested after church’s Black Lives Matter banner burned
Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was arrested by Washington DC police Monday (4 January) on suspicion on burning a Black Lives Matter banner.
Tarrio, chairperson of the far-right white nationalist hate group and “Straight Pride” supporter, was arrested after arriving in Washington DC ahead of pro-Trump protests planned for Wednesday (6 January), when Joe Biden will be officially certified the winner of the US election.
Police confirmed the 36-year-old had been arrested on charges of destruction of property, the Washington Post reported, after he allegedly tore down the banner from a historic Black church during violent pro-Trump protests in December that consumed DC.
At the time, Tarrio reportedly told the Washington Post he had burned the banner.
“Let’s make this simple,” he said. “I did it.”
Officers stopped Tarrio in a
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