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Canada designates the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity

 

February 4, 2021

DIANA ZEYNEB ALHINDAWI, New York Times file

Members and supporters of the Proud Boys gathered in Portland, Ore., Sept. 26, 2020.

TORONTO - The Canadian government designated the Proud Boys group as a terrorist entity on Wednesday, noting they played a pivotal role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

The Proud Boys have faced increased scrutiny after seizing on the former Trump administration's policies and the group was a major agitator during earlier protests and the Capitol riot on Jan. 6. The Proud Boys is a far-right, male chauvinist extremist group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies. Canada is the first country to designate them as a terrorist entity.

During a September presidential debate, Donald Trump had urged the Proud Boys to "stand back and stand by" when asked to condemn them by a moderator.

https://www.startribune.com/canada-designates-the-proud-boys-as-a-terrorist-entity/600018520/

 

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