"Burn DC to the ground": Parler users react to arrest of Proud Boys leader - 2021-01-04
Enrique Tarrio, leader of the conservative group the Proud Boys, was arrested on Monday, two days before anticipated protests over the Congressional count of electoral votes cast during the November presidential election.
Tarrio is accused of burning a Black Lives Matter banner during a protest in December at the Asbury United Methodist Church, an action Tarrio has admitted performing. According to D.C. police, Tarrio was arrested while possessing "high capacity" ammunition magazines.
"Today, January 4, 2021, upon entering the District of Columbia and pursuant to a DC Superior Court Arrest Warrant, MPD members arrested 36 year-old Henry 'Enrique' Tarrio, of Miami, FL. He was charged with Destruction of Property related to an offense that occurred on Saturday, December 12, 2020 in the 900 block of 11th Street, Northwest," said the Metropolitan Police Department in a statement sent to Newsweek on Monday. "At the time of his arrest, he was found to be in possession of two high capacity firearm magazines. He was additionally charged with Possession of High Capacity Feeding Device."