Proud Boys Leader Arrested In D.C. Ahead Of Pro-Trump Rally

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Washington, D.C. police on Monday arrested the leader of the far-right Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, on a destruction of property charge related to the pro-President Trump protests last month.

Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) officers took the 36-year-old Proud Boys chairman into custody after he entered the city over an arrest warrant for the charge from the Dec. 12 incident.

Tarrio, who is from Miami, is believed to have been coming from the airport after arriving for the pro-Trump demonstrations scheduled this week to oppose the expected congressional certification of the election results.

During his arrest, Tarrio, 36, was found to be in possession of two high-capacity firearm magazines, prompting him also to be charged with possessing a high-capacity feeding device, police said.

Tarrio was among those who burned a Black Lives Matter banner that was taken down from Asbury United Methodist, an historic Black church, last month, he previously told The Washington Post, saying he would plead guilty to any destruction of property charges.



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