Proud Boys has been at the center of criminal and parliamentary investigations into violent attacks on the Capitol last year for almost 18 months.
More than 40 members of the far-right group Proud Boys have been charged in connection with the assault. Facing the crime of incendiary conspiracy..The organization was also conspicuous Featured at the first hearing of the House Committee on January 6th this monthThis suggested that the Proud Boys played an important role in facilitating the raid on the Capitol.
Based on the work of online researchers, the New York Times gave a new and detailed view of the role of the Proud Boys in inciting the turmoil that consumed the Capitol on January 6, 2021. After months of studying the video footage of the attack, pondering internal communication by Proud Boys, the Times said that members of the group had previously unknown methods and that of hundreds of other mobs who attacked. The building that was determined to have been piloted cooperatively that day in different ways.
Analysis by the Times discovered a pattern of how Proud Boys moved on the ground. At the crucial moment when the Capitol was defeated, the group repeatedly used the same set of tactics. Identifying access points to the building, gathering other protesters, and sometimes directly participating in violence. When the resistance was encountered, the group leader reassessed and the Proud Boys team targeted a new entry point to the Capitol.
In addition, members of the Proud Boys did not wear their typical black and yellow uniforms that day, following the orders of their leaders. Instead, they deliberately blended into the crowd, disguising their actions like other protesters, and pretending to downplay their importance in advancing their actions.
Proud Boys lawyers firmly denied that the group had a pre-prepared plan to attack the Capitol-not to mention the terrible overthrow of the government-and so far. Former leader of the organization, Enrique Tarrio and four of his subordinates will be tried in Washington in August. As the prosecution progresses and other members of the Proud Boys are arrested, more details will be revealed about the central role the group played on January 6.
But for now, Times videos provide the clearest and most comprehensive explanation.
The report was contributed by Haley Willis When Coke Engel Brecht..Produced by Malaki Brown..