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Proud Boys: Far-right and neo-fascist male-only organization
The Proud Boys is a far-right and neo-fascist male-only organization that promotes and engages in political violence in the United States and Canada. While the group officially rejects racism, several members have been affiliated with white supremacy and the Proud Boys have been described by United States intelligence organisations as "a dangerous white supremacist group." The group originated in the far-right Taki's Magazine in 2016 under the leadership of Vice Media co-founder and former commentator Gavin McInnes, taking its name from the song "Proud of Your Boy" from the 2011 Disney musical Aladdin. Although the Proud Boys emerged as part of the alt-right, McInnes distanced himself from this movement in early 2017, saying the Proud Boys was "alt-light" while the alt-right's focus was race. The re-branding effort intensified following the white supremacist Unite the Right rally. Since early 2019, Enrique Tarrio, who identifies as Afro-Cuban, has been the chairman of the Proud Boys.

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'Proud Boys' sent threatening emails to Citrus County voters, sheriff's office says [Video]

'Proud Boys' sent threatening emails to Citrus County voters, sheriff's office says

The Citrus County Sheriff's Office was made aware of emails sent to Citrus County voters.

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Star Trek's George Takei takes on #ProudBoys [Video]

Star Trek's George Takei takes on #ProudBoys

Twitter users are flooding the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media with images of LGBTQI+ pride, displacing posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists using the tag.

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Gay Men Take Over #ProudBoys Hashtag on Twitter [Video]

Gay Men Take Over #ProudBoys Hashtag on Twitter

During last week's debate, President Trump told the Proud Boys, a far-right, notoriously violent organisation, to "stand back and stand by" regarding Antifa.

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Twitter users flood #ProudBoys with images of gay pride [Video]

Twitter users flood #ProudBoys with images of gay pride

Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with images of gay pride, in an attempt to drown out messages associated with the far-right group.View on euronews

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'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams Slams Trump, Will Vote For Him Anyway [Video]

'Dilbert' Creator Scott Adams Slams Trump, Will Vote For Him Anyway

Scott Adams is the creator of the "Dilbert" comic strip. He is a fierce supporter of President Donald Trump. However, Adams says he felt 'abused' after Trump failed to condemn white supremacists at the..

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Proud Boys Celebrate on Social Media After Trump Tells Them to ‘Stand By’ [Video]

Proud Boys Celebrate on Social Media After Trump Tells Them to ‘Stand By’

Members of the Proud Boys are "energised" following Donald Trump’s debate performance.

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Trump: 'I don't know who the Proud Boys are' [Video]

Trump: 'I don't know who the Proud Boys are'

A day after President Donald Trump during the first presidential debate said the right-wing Proud Boys, an organization identified as a hate group, have to "stand by," Trump downplayed his remarks on..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:52Published
Biden to Proud Boys: 'Cease and desist' [Video]

Biden to Proud Boys: 'Cease and desist'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Wednesday denounced the right-wing Proud Boys group after President Trump told them to "stand back and stand by" when asked to repudiate white supremacists..

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The Proud Boys Use Trump's Words For Recruitment [Video]

The Proud Boys Use Trump's Words For Recruitment

The far-right Proud Boys group has launched a recruitment drive following President Donald Trump's comments during the first presidential debate. President Trump was asked to condemn violence and white..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:31Published
Trump: 'Proud Boys, stand back and stand by' [Video]

Trump: 'Proud Boys, stand back and stand by'

During a fiery first presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio Tuesday night, President Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacist acts of violence, instead telling the right-wing Proud Boys group..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published
Oregon Gov. 'incredibly worried' about Proud Boys rally [Video]

Oregon Gov. 'incredibly worried' about Proud Boys rally

Oregon Governor Kate Brown on Friday declared a state of emergency in Portland over the weekend due to risks of violence as thousands of members of what she called "white supremacist groups" such as..

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