FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say - 2018-11-19

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F345.png FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say November 19, 2018, Jason Wilson, The Guardian

The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an "extremist group with ties to white nationalism", according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement.

The FBI's 2018 designation of the self-confessed "western chauvinist group" as extremist has not been previously made public.

The Proud Boys was founded by the Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes. McInnes has insisted that his group is not white nationalist or "alt-right" but the Proud Boys have a history of misogyny and glorifying violence. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lists them as a hate group.

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{{cite news | author = Jason Wilson | title = FBI now classifies far-right Proud Boys as 'extremist group', documents say | url = https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/19/proud-boys-fbi-classification-extremist-group-white-nationalism-report | work = The Guardian | date = November 19, 2018 | accessdate = November 19, 2018 }}