Remember the Proud Boys/People’s Convoy which annoyed drivers earlier this year, accomplished nothing, drove out west, returned, accomplished nothing yet again, then declared victory over nothing and said it was time to leave.
Well some didn’t.
Via The Daily Beast: The leader of the right-wing and COVID anti-vax 1776 Restoration Movement—formerly called The People’s Convoy—was arrested near the National Mall on Wednesday after his group came to town protesting non-existent mandates. Far-right Proud Boy member and leader David “Santa” Riddell was taken into custody for a warrant out of Maryland, D.C., Metropolitan Police officers told The Daily Beast on scene.
A group of several hundred people holding American flags, Trump memorabilia and signs calling for “medical freedom” arrived at Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday around 2 p.m., the Los Angeles Times reported. A small group of counter protesters gathered nearby. About a half-an-hour later a fight broke out between the protesters and counter protesters.
Video from the scene shows groups of people brawling at the scene.
Frank Stoltze, a reporter for KPCC radio, tweeted he was at the protests and was “shoved, kicked and my eyeglasses were ripped off of my face by a group of guys at a protest – outside City Hall.”
It’s not clear exactly how the fight broke out or who was involved, but the Los Angeles Police Department says a man was stabbed and was in serious condition.
There have been over 617,096 deaths in America since the pandemic has begun.
This is where we are as a nation. Violence is part of the political spectrum daily in our streets. Right wing thugs with clear support from the missing police. We cannot accept this. It will get worse. https://t.co/4zWRagzI0S
Unprovoked brutal assault just now in DTLA on journalists including @TinaDesireeBerg by Proud Boy Adam Kiefer, Capitol rioter Tony Moon, and antivaxxer Roman Gilbert from Covina. As usual the LAPD lets it happen. pic.twitter.com/9O5Ig52Enh
Shocking, horrifying, and in-depth the New York Times’s Visual Investigations team spent months reviewing thousands of videos, many filmed by the rioters themselves and since deleted from social media. In doing so they have created s a 40-minute panoramic take on the Jan. insurrection and what is perhaps the most complete visual depiction of the Capitol riot to date.
After a pre-planned rally on Saturday in Freedom Plaza in support of President Donald Trump and his unfounded allegations of voter fraud in the presidential election. Hundreds of the domestic terrorist militia group the Proud Boys and other Trump supporter’s rampaged through the streets of Washington, DC destroying property and hunting for “ANTIFA” resulting in al least 23 arrests by DC Metro Police.
Violence escalated after an dark with faceoffs with counter-protesters that took place near Black Lives Matter Plaza, Franklin Square, and other spots around downtown. Proud Boys marched through the streets shouting “Whose streets. Our streets!”, “Fuck Anifia”, and “We brought an army time?” while tearing “Black lives Matters” banners off DC Churches and harrowing all those they
Metro Police in riot gear successfully kept the two sides apart for the most part even as the groups splintered and roamed. Riot lines were held acros Capital Hill frustrating the roaming group who begged police to let them through and “finish” what they came there for.
“Both sides of the aisle hate you now. Congratulations,” a Proud Boy shouted at the officers.
D.C. police said that as of 9 p.m., 23 people were arrested Saturday, including 10 who were charged with misdemeanor assaults, six with assaulting police officers and four with rioting. Two officers were hospitalized with moderate injuries.
The FBI has designated the far-right “Proud Boys” as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”
The Proud Boys, a white nationalist group, were in Kalamazoo, Michigan for a planned rally. In response to publicity about the event, counter-protesters staged their own event in the area. When the Proud Boys arrived a confrontation ensued in the streets.
Long story short. The PB’s got thier asees kicked and chased out of town.
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You can watch a clip of slobStraight (Far-right extremists, including the Proud Boys) Pride‘s John Hugo whining like a little man-baby about the “backlash” he has received on a segment of Watters World that of course was done on FOX News earlier this month.
Four people were arrested late Saturday as scores of alt-right white nationalist protesters and anti-fascist demonstrators squared off in Portland, Oregon.
Among the right-wing marchers, some of whom wore body armor and carried shields, were members of the Patriot Prayer group founded by Joey Gibson, a conservative Republican who is running for the U.S. Senate in November’s midterm elections.
Gibson told supporters they had to be united.
“It’s not even about those punks over there,” he said of the counter-protesters, in a video of his speech shared on social media. “They’re just an obstacle. We’ve got to get them out of the way so we can truly march the streets with thousands of people.”
The counter-protesters were made up of a coalition of labor unions, immigrant rights advocates, democratic socialists and other groups.
As some counter-protesters chanted “Nazis go home,” police in riot gear kept the two groups separated by barricades and by a street in front of the waterfront park. Organizers of the counter-protest said that while Patriot Prayer denies being a white supremacist group, it affiliates itself with known white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazi gangs.
The Portland Police Bureau stated that four people were arrested during rowdy protests andt that officers also seized “multiple weapons throughout the day.”
A reporter for The Oregonian/OregonLive was injured when he was struck by a projectile during melee.
Eder Campuzano was bloodied Saturday afternoon but said in a Tweet published on the newspaper’s website that he was “okay” and was going to get evaluated.
Police deployed “flash bangs” and other devices to try to disperse the crowds. Authorities say demonstrators threw rocks and bottles at officers.