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One of the leaders of the far-right Proud Boys was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Monday for allegedly burning a Black Lives Matter banner stolen from a historically black church last month, according to reports.
Enrique Tarrio is facing a destruction of property charge for the act — which he admitted to last month in an interview with The Washington Post.
The 36-year-old was found with two high capacity firearm magazines when he was busted Monday, leading to an additional charge, according to a police statement obtained by The New York Times.
Tarrio had said he took part in burning the banner, which was taken from the Asbury United Methodist Church during an early December rally in support of President Trump.
He also told The Washington Post that if it came down to it, he would plead guilty to a destruction of property charge.
During the protests that led to the sign burning, members of Proud Boys and left-wing activists repeatedly clashed with each other in the streets. Several people were stabbed in the melees, cops said at the time.
The Proud Boys are expected to hold another D.C. rally on Wednesday to protest the congressional certification of the election, the Times reported.
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