New Proud Boys Arrests Highlight Far-Right Gang's Ties To Fascist Groups - 2018-10-22

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F364.png New Proud Boys Arrests Highlight Far-Right Gang's Ties To Fascist Groups October 22, 2018, Andy Campbell, Huffington Post

The arrests of three members of the Proud Boys have led to more revelations about the gang's fascist roots ― as one of the arrestees is affiliated with a skinhead crew in New York City.

The New York City Police Department collared Douglas Lennan, Maxwell Hare and Irvin Antillon on Monday as part of a sweep of Proud Boys connected to a vicious attack outside a GOP event in Manhattan on Oct. 12. Antillon and Lennan, both from New York, were charged with rioting and assault. Hare, of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, faces the same charges plus additional charges of gang assault and criminal weapons possession, according to the Daily Beast.

Antillon's arrest, specifically, shows the type of member the Proud Boys seek to attract: The 41-year-old Queens resident also has connections to the primarily Latino skinhead group Battalion 49, according to Gothamist. Separately, he was in Charlottesville, Virginia, during the first Unite the Right rally on Aug. 12, 2017, rolling with the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, a Proud Boys affiliate created as "an accelerant for violence at right-wing rallies," according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

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