FBI arrests New York ‘Proud Boy’ plotting second attack on the Capitol

A member of the Proud Boys has been arrested for allegedly planning a second attack on the US Capitol. Edward Florea, a 40-year-old man from New York that claimed he was a member of the Proud Boys was arrested Tuesday for calling for a second armed insurrection in Washington DC. Supporters of Donald Trump attacked the Capitol last week in an attempt to overturn the 2020 election. WLNY, a local news broadcaster, first reported his arrest. “The joint terrorism task force is holding him on weapons charges after he allegedly wrote online that he is a member of the Proud Boys and wanted to arm people to travel to Washington, D.C.,” the report states. The Proud Boys are a Southern Poverty Law Centre designated hate group that espouses neo-fascist ideology and whose members assault people at protests.

via independent: FBI arrests New York ‘Proud Boy’ plotting second attack on the Capitol

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