An amended federal indictment charged five members of the far-right group, including Enrique Tarrio, its former leader, with seditious conspiracy for their roles in the Jan. 6 assault.
It was once Jeb Bush’s base of power. But an influx of far-right activists and the radicalization of other members brought turmoil.
Some evangelical pastors are hosting events dedicated to Trump’s election falsehoods and promoting the cause to their congregations.
Federal prosecutors and congressional investigators are documenting how the former president’s “Be there, will be wild!” post became a catalyst for militants before the Capitol assault.
New details from evidence cited in the indictment of Enrique Tarrio, the former head of the far-right Proud Boys, reveal a plan with similarities to what unfolded at the Capitol.
A federal grand jury charged Enrique Tarrio with conspiracy in the Capitol attack last year, making him the second leader of a far-right group to face charges in the past several months.
The organization, called 1st Amendment Praetorian, is not as well known as the Oath Keepers or the Proud Boys, but it worked closely with pro-Trump forces in the months after the 2020 election.
Prosecutors called Alan Swinney, 51, a “white nationalist vigilante cowboy” who shot a man in the eye with a paintball gun.
At least two dozen members of the Proud Boys face federal charges in the U.S. Capitol siege. But on Sunday, members of the group were mobilizing once again in Oregon.
A member of the Oath Keepers militia said he was communicating with the far-right Proud Boys, prosecutors said, making their first link between the groups.
Prosecutors detailed a chat among group members on the eve of the insurrection by a pro-Trump mob.
Two Proud Boys accused of leading a mob to Congress followed a bloody path to get there. Law enforcement did little to stop them.
In court papers, prosecutors have painted a picture that indicates planning among members of the extremist group on Jan. 6.
Federal law enforcement shifted resources last year in response to Donald Trump’s insistence that the radical left endangered the country. Meanwhile, right-wing extremism was building ominously.
Enrique Tarrio, the chairman of the far-right nationalist group, which is under increasing scrutiny for its role in the Capitol riot, helped to convict more than a dozen people.
Officials are trying to determine to what extent far-right groups planned the assault in advance.
Members of the far-right group, who were among Donald Trump’s staunchest fans, are calling him “weak,” in a sign of fraying support.
A network of far-right agitators across the country spent weeks organizing and raising money for a mass action to overturn President Trump’s election loss.
Supporters of the president in several cities said they were still convinced that the election was stolen, no matter what the courts say. Some confrontations with counterprotesters turned violent.
Supporters of the president said they were still convinced that the election was stolen, no matter what the courts say. Some confrontations with counterprotesters turned violent.
A crowd of thousands in Washington cheered as Mr. Trump flew overhead in a helicopter. Many said they remained convinced that the election was stolen, no matter what the courts say.
During this week’s presidential debate, President Trump said an extremist organization should “stand back and stand by.” Some saw it as an endorsement of a group known for street brawls.
The Oregon governor declared an emergency in advance of the event hosted by a right-wing group with a history of violence at protests. Local Black activists planned an event nearby.