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You may have heard that the leader of Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, was arrested as soon as he arrived in D.C.
His crime? Supposedly he bragged that he burned a Black Lives Matter flag. The crime, if committed, is a misdemeanor. What do you suppose they would have done if he burned an American flag?
As reported by Catherine Herridge, CBS News:
He was arrested in response to an outstanding warrant on a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property connected to theat a historic Washington, D.C., church last month; but when he was detained, Tarrio also had in his possession two high-capacity magazines, according to a source familiar with the case.
Tarrio’s arrest comes just 48 hours before his pro-Trump group is planning to rally Wednesday in Washington, D.C., in support of the president’s last-ditch efforts to overturn the results of the presidential election. The D.C. National Guard plans to activate to support D.C. Metropolitan Police if the rallies proceed as planned. The possession of the magazines is a felony in the District, and if Tarrio is charged with a felony, that could result in a “stay away” order from D.C.