Judge bans Proud Boys leader from Washington, D.C., after arrest

WASHINGTON — A judge has banned the chief of the Proud Boys from the nation’s capital after he changed into accused of vandalizing a Black Lives Matter banner at a historical black church and observed with high-capability firearm magazines whilst he became arrested.

The order bans Henry “Enrique” Tarrio, 36, from entering the District of Columbia, with very restricted exceptions to satisfy with his attorney or seem in court. It comes an afternoon after he become arrested arriving in Washington ahead of protests planned with the aid of supporters of President Donald Trump to coincide with the congressional vote predicted Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.

Tarrio became arrested Monday by using the Metropolitan Police Department and accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic black church in downtown Washington ultimate month. He become charged with destruction of belongings and is also going through a weapons fees after officials observed him with the firearm magazines while he turned into arrested.

According to the crook grievance, while police pulled Tarrio over at the warrant for vandalizing the Black Lives Matter sign, officers located  unloaded magazines emblazoned with the Proud Boys brand in his bag that have a capacity of 30 rounds each for AR-15 or M4-fashion weapons.

Tarrio said, consistent with a police record, that he sells the clips and those he turned into sporting have been purchased by means of a customer. “I had a patron that offered the ones two mags, and they got returned ’purpose it became a incorrect cope with,” Tarrio stated, in keeping with court papers. “And I contacted him, and he’s like, ‘I’m going to be in DC,’ so I’m like, ‘Okay, I’ll take ‘em to you.’ So that I can display you evidence ....I can give you, like my invoices and stuff like that from it, and, like, the USPS transport label.”

He turned into arrested in a tunnel near the Capitol, beforehand of what is predicted to be huge a long way-proper protests amassing in D.C. In keeping with Tarrio’s online postings: “The ProudBoys will flip out in document numbers on Jan sixth however this time with a twist,” pronouncing they’d spread out incognito.

Tarrio's lawyer did not without delay respond to an e-mail seeking comment.

"White supremacists like the Proud Boys, would rather see the country burn than to see it united together under justice and freedom for all," said Kristen Clarke, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. "Black churches and other religious institutions have a long and ugly history of being targeted by white supremacists in racist and violent attacks meant to intimidate and create fear. Our lawsuit aims to hold those who engage in such action accountable. We are proud to represent Metropolitan A.M.E. which has a long history of standing against bigotry and hate and whose courage and determination to fight back is a beacon of hope for the community." 

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