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Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio arrested & charged with destruction of property

Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio, leader of rightwing Proud Boys, has been arrested ahead of pro-Donald Trump protests in Washington DC and was charged with destruction of property and possession of firearms. Tarrio allegedly burned a Black Lives Matter banner taken from a historic Black church during a pro-Trump protest on December 12.

"He was charged with Destruction of Property related to an offense that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the 900 block of 11th Street, Northwest," DC Metropolitan Police Department Public Information Officer Sean Hickman said. "At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of two high capacity firearm magazines. He was additionally charged with Possession of High Capacity Feeding Device."

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