Proud Boys Members Convicted of Attempted Assault in Fight With Antifa - 2019-08-19

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F344.png Proud Boys Members Convicted of Attempted Assault in Fight With Antifa August 19, 2019, Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone

Two members of the far-right extremist group the Proud Boys were convicted of attempted gang assault, attempted assault, and riot for their part in a fight with anti-fascist protestors in New York City last October, The New York Times reports.

Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman were accused of beating four antifa protestors reportedly tied outside the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York City last October, following a speech by founder Gavin McInnes (McInnes resigned from the group last year). Hare and Kinsman both claimed they were acting in self defense, but the jury in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan ruled against them.

Hare and Kinsman will return to court October 11th to face sentencing. They both face a maximum sentence of up to 15 years for the most serious count, attempted gang assault.

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{{cite news | first = Jon | last = Blistein | title = Proud Boys Members Convicted of Attempted Assault in Fight With Antifa | url = https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/proud-boys-guilty-attempted-assault-antifa-fight-873716/ | work = Rolling Stone | date = August 19, 2019 | accessdate = September 30, 2020 }}