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Proud Boys Chief Sentenced For Burning Black Lives Matter Banner


Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, a Proud Boys chief, has been sentenced to jail for burning a Black Lives Matter banner in Washington, D.C. in December of 2020.

In keeping with NBC News, after pleading guilty in June, on Aug. 23 Tarrio was sentenced by Superior Courtroom Decide Harold Cushenberg to a complete of 155 days for burning the banner. Decide Cushenberg stated the 37-year-old “didn’t credibly categorical real regret.”

In keeping with CNN, Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, who’s from Miami and identifies as a first-generation Cuban immigrant, was arrested after burning a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a Black church on Dec. 12. That very same day, two Black churches in Washington D.C., whose histories stretch again to the pre-Civil Conflict period, have been additionally vandalized.

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CNN studies Tarrio took duty for burning the signal on social media, writing, “Come get me when you really feel like what I did was improper. We’ll let the general public resolve.”

Based in 2016, The Proud Boys have gained a fame over the previous few years as a bunch of violent misogynist, racist, anti-semitic, islamophobic bullies who’ve been concerned in conflicts at numerous social and political occasions throughout the nation. They’re classified by the FBI as an extremist group and lots of progressive organizations label them as a hate group.

The Proud Boys declare to have chapters within the U.Ok., Norway, Canada and Australia, according to Quartz.com. On their website, in addition they say they’ve a presence in locations so far as Israel, China and Japan.

Tarrio was ordered to start his sentence at a Washington, D.C. jail on Sept. 6.