Proud Boys leader Joe Biggs once dined with Lindsey Graham at Trump’s D.C. hotel. Now he’s under arrestWait, do blue lives matter? How Joe Biggs and the Proud Boys turned on the police | Salon.com
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former Republican governor of California and Hollywood action star has issued a heartfelt and stinging criticism of outgoing US President Donald Trump, while comparing last week’s Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, the night the Nazi attacked the Jewish population in Germany in 1938.US Capitol riots: Arnold Schwarzenegger compares Capitol riots to Kristallnacht, says ‘it all started with lies’
Around 200 members of the Proud Boys, a violent far-right group, had joined the marches earlier on Saturday near the Trump hotel. Many wore combat fatigues, black and yellow shirts and ballistic vests, carried helmets and flashed hand signals used by white nationalists. AdvertisementViolent clashes as Trump supporters rally in denial of election result
The violence following the November 14 “Million MAGA March” in Washington, D.C., helped establish a pattern for Proud Boys violence that’s now expanded to other American cities. By David NeiwertNot Just ‘Standing By,’ Proud Boys Bring Politics Of Intimidation To Streets In Defense Of Trump | Crooks and Liars
“Trump basically said to go fuck them up!…this makes me so happy.”The Proud Boys Are Lapping Up the President’s Instruction to “Stand By” – Mother Jones
“This is a critical moment,” said Brown, a Democrat. “We have seen what happens when armed vigilantes take matters into their own hands. We’ve seen it in Charlottesville, we’ve seen it in Kenosha and, unfortunately, we have seen it in Portland.Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, stokes fears of renewed violence | US news | The Guardian
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Australia has become a destination for a legion of far-right speakers from North America and the UK in recent months.
Milo Yiannopoulos’ controversial visit last December resulted in violent clashes between protesters and a $50,000 bill for Yiannopoulos for extra policing. (He never paid it.) Nonetheless, Yiannopoulos is planning a return in late November.
In March, the Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson packed out auditoriums in three cities for speeches railing against feminism, political correctness and hate speech laws.
This was followed by the visits of Canadians Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneaux, which sparked more anti-fascist protests and resulted in another large police bill that remains unpaid. Southern’s “It’s Okay to be White” T-shirt served as the inspiration for Senator Pauline Hanson’s recent motion declaring the same message.
And Brexit-er Nigel Farage toured Australia seven weeks later with his anti-immigration message.
None of these speakers has yet to attract an organised movement of followers in Australia. But these tours are certainly having an impact on society, as Senator Hanson’s motion illustrates.
An ABC investigation revealed that the NSW Young Nationals were infiltrated by members with links to the neo-Nazi fight club that provided security for the Southern/Molyneaux and Farage tours. And Yiannopoulos was even given a platform to speak at Parliament House, the invited guest of Senator David Leyonhjelm.