Far-right skinheads join Proud Boys in assaulting protesters in New York City following Gavin McInnes event - 2018-10-14

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F0.png Far-right skinheads join Proud Boys in assaulting protesters in New York City following Gavin McInnes event October 14, 2018, Rachel Janik, Southern Poverty Law Center

At least three skinheads were among the crowd of Proud Boys. Joe Bola and Dennis Davila are members of 211 Bootboys, an ultranationalist far-right skinhead crew based mostly in the New York metropolitan area. The crew has often shared space with neo-Nazi racist skinheads, most frequently at hate music shows. In addition to his membership in the 211 Bootboys, Davila runs a hate music company called United Riot Records (URR). Bola was photographed wearing a URR shirt Friday night. The third skinhead at the New York scene, known only as "Irv," has belonged to a crew of primarily Latino skinheads called B49, or "Battalion 49." Irv attended the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville as a member of the Proud Boys-affiliated group the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights.

Proud Boys pictured posing Friday. Joe Bola, a member of the skinhead crew 211 Bootboys, is in the center wearing a shirt promoting a hate music company called United Riot Records. (Photo credit Twitter @HuntedHorse)

The assaults came after Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes wrapped up remarks at the Metropolitan Republican Club located on the Upper East Side in New York. McInnes brought a samurai sword to his event after promising on his Instagram page to reenact the assassination of Japanese socialist Inejiro Asanuma by teenage ultranationalist Otoya Yamaguchi. He called the killing, which was caught on national television and shocked the nation, an "inspiring moment."

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{{cite news | first = Rachel | last = Janik | title = Far-right skinheads join Proud Boys in assaulting protesters in New York City following Gavin McInnes event | url = https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2018/10/13/far-right-skinheads-join-proud-boys-assaulting-protesters-new-york-city-following-gavin | work = Southern Poverty Law Center | date = October 14, 2018 | accessdate = October 1, 2020 }}