Who is Proud Boys frontman Enrique Tarrio?

Former Proud Boys frontman Enrique Tarrio has been arrested and charged with plotting to attack the Capitol.

Tarrio is the second right-wing leader to be arrested and formally charged in connection with January 6 riots.

Proud Boy's frontman, Enrique Tarrio, is said to have started working as an FBI informant after his arrest in 2012.


Proud Boy’s frontman, Enrique Tarrio, is said to have started working as an FBI informant after his arrest in 2012.Credit: Reuters

Who is Proud Boys frontman Enrique Tarrio?

Tarrio from Miami-Dade County, Florida and he was raised in a Cuba family in Little Havana in Miami.

I said Heavy news that he was “lucky” to come Proud boys because it was a similar atmosphere to the house where he grew up.

“My house, like 7 am, there are 20 people, in my house, talking about politics, copying each other, just to make fun of each other,” he said.

ONE Reuters The report revealed on January 27 that Tarrio had an extensive history of working as a federal and local informant. executive.

His secret work is reported resulted in the arrest of 13 people for much crime have a relationship with drug, gamblingand human trafficking.

The outlet obtained the transcript from a 2014 federal court case where Tarrio’s undercover work was described and confirmed the story with a former prosecutor, Vanessa Singh Johannes.

Hankering Donald Trump Advocates, however, have said that he does not “recall” secret work.

“I don’t know any of this,” Tarrio, 36, told Reuters. “I don’t remember any of this.”

Proud Boys president Enrique Tarrio, holding a loudspeaker, leads a showcase in Portland


Proud Boys president Enrique Tarrio, holding a loudspeaker, leads a showcase in PortlandCredit: AP: Associated Press

When did he become the leader of the Proud Boys?

Tarrio is an open Donald Trump supporter and on November 21, 2018 he took over leadership of the Proud Boys from the founder of alt-right groups Gavin McInnes.

He identified himself as the leader of the South Florida chapter, one of the state’s six divisions but each with a degree of autonomy.

Tarrio has since been arrested for allegedly burning a Black lives are worth it too Cover image.

Proud Boys member and far-right protester Alan Swinney was arrested for assault in 2020.

The 50-year-old man allegedly attacked a Black Lives Matter protester with a paintball gun on August 15 in Oregon.

When was he arrested and charged?

A federal grand jury has charged Enrique Tarrio with plotting an attack on the Capitol in January 2021.

Based on New York TimesProsecutors said Tarrio told the Proud Boys to dress anonymously when they appeared at the Capitol on January 6 and engaged in a Telegram group chat during the chaos.

Although Tarrio was said to have given orders to other members of the Proud Boys, he was not present at the riot, having been arrested two days earlier.

In a press release issued on March 8, 2022, the Department of Justice said, “However, Tarrio continued to direct and encourage the Proud Boys before and during the events of January 6. 2021, and that he has declared recognition for what happened. on social media and in an encrypted chat room during and after the attack.”

The Washington Post reported in January 2021 that Tarrio was captured by Washington DC ordered officers charged him by burning a Black Lives Matter banner at a Black Church after a Pro-Trump rally in December 2020.

The judge barred Tarrio from Washington, DC on the day of the riots January 6 and he was charged with a misdemeanor charge of destruction of property in connection with the burning of a banner taken from Asbury United Methodist Church on 12 December.

He was also charged with two counts of possession of a high-powered loader.

Tarrio’s trial date has yet to be set and his attorney has not commented on the case.

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