Proud Boys and Allies to Rally in D.C. to Capitalize on 'Trumpstravaganza' - 2019-07-02
Washington, D.C.'s Fourth of July week will go from a sweaty fete of fireworks, security checkpoints, tanks, and sunscreen to what is shaping up to be a protest-fest, featuring some of the pro-Trump right's most extreme groups two days after the Donald Trump-centric festivities.
Members of the far-right Proud Boys men's group and their allies will rally in D.C. on July 6, just a week after violence at rival Portland rallies ratcheted up tensions between groups on both the right and left. The Proud Boys event and a rival counterprotest threaten to add even more tension for what's already shaping up to be a hot, strange week in Washington.
The Proud Boys—self-described "Western chauvinists" who adhere to a dizzying array of rules, including restrictions on how much they can masturbate—will be joined by a number of right-wing internet personalities at the "Rally for Free Speech" at D.C.'s Freedom Plaza.