Proud Boys leader freed from Washington jail, served time for burning banner at Black church

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By Jan Wolfe (Reuters) – A leader of the right-wing Proud Boys group, Enrique Tarrio, was released from jail on Friday after serving four months and a week for burning a Black Lives Matter banner at a historic African American church in Washington in December 2020. Tarrio was among a group of Proud Boys who stole the banner during a demonstration in Washington on Dec. 12, 2020. Tarrio then set it on fire, according to comments he made afterward. He pled guilty in July, was sentenced in August and began serving his jail sentence in September. Tarrio did not take part in the deadly Jan. 6, 2021 …

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