Proud Boys Leader Freed From Washington Jail, Served Time for Burning Banner at Black Church | Top News


(Reuters) – A leader of the right-wing Proud Boys group, Enrique Tarrio, was released from jail on Friday after serving four months and a week for burning a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic African American church in Washington in December 2020.

Tarrio did not take part in the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the U.S. Capitol. He was arrested when he arrived in Washington two days before the failed bid to prevent Congress’ certification of Democrat Joe Biden’s November 2020 election win over then-President Donald Trump, a Republican.

Those members of the right-wing group face charges including obstruction of law enforcement, destruction of government property and conspiracy.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe, additional reporting by Aram Roston; Editing by Scott Malone and Grant McCool)

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