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Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of burning church banner

Proud Boys Leader Arrest
Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 20:02:03-05

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police in the nation’s capital have arrested the leader of the Proud Boys for burning a Black Lives Matter sign that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month.

The Metropolitan Police Department says Henry “Enrique” Tarrio was arrested Monday after he arrived in Washington ahead of protests planned by supporters of President Donald Trump to coincide with the congressional vote expected Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.

Tarrio was arrested on destruction of property and weapons charges. Police say officers found him with two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested.