Proud Boys Leader Facing Jail Time, Banned From D.C. For Allegedly Destroying ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner

Proud Boys Leader Facing Jail Time, Banned From D.C. For Allegedly Destroying ‘Black Lives Matter’ Banner


A judge ordered Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio to stay out of Washington D.C. after the 36-year-old was charged Monday for allegedly destroying a Black Lives Matter banner taken from the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church during protests on Dec. 12.

D.C. Superior Court Magistrate Judge Renee Raymond released Tarrio on Tuesday, ordering him to stay outside the district until his next hearing, scheduled for June. Notably, there is a protest set for Wednesday, Jan. 6, in Washington D.C., to show support for President Donald Trump’s legal contests concerning the 2020 presidential election.

According to video of the incident, it remains unclear if Tarrio, surrounded by two others holding lighters, was the one to light the banner on fire. Tarrio has also denied knowing that the banner came from the church. The Washington Post reported:

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The arrest warrant unsealed Tuesday morning in D.C. Superior Court says video and photos posted on social media do not show Tarrio

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