Enrique Tarrio, the leader of Proud Boys given five months in prison
The leader of Proud Boys, an extreme right-wing organization, has been sentenced to more than five months in prison. Enrique Tarrio was punished for setting a Black Lives Matter banner on fire in Washington, USA, and for illegally possessing ammunition for heavy firearms.
Proud Boys played a leading role in the Storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6. However, Tarrio was arrested two days before that event because he had drawn a Black Lives Matter banner of a church of a black faith community in the American capital a few weeks earlier. Then he broke that banner and set it on fire. He posted a photo on social media, posing with the banner and a lighter in his hand.
37-year-old Tarrio organized many pro-Trump protests and demonstrations against the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. At the Storming of Parliament on 6 January, Tarrio was not present in Washington. After his arrest, he was ordered to leave Washington until his case was brought to justice.
In addition to the prison sentence, he also has to pay a fine of $ 1,000 and pay $ 347 in damages to the church.