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U.S. President Proud Boyce sentenced to five months in prison

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Tario apologized in court. He was “very” sorry for his actions and spoke of a “serious mistake,” the AB news agency reported. “I did something wrong,” Tario said during a video conference hearing.

The Proud Boys played a key role in the January 6 United States Capital storm. However, Tario was arrested two days before the event for pulling the Black Lives Matter banner from a church of a black faith community in the US capital a few weeks ago. He then destroyed the banner and set it on fire. He posted a photo on social media in which he posed with a banner and lighter in hand.

Pro-Trump

Tario, 37, organized several pro-Trump protests and demonstrations against the Black Lives Matter movement in 2020. Tario was not in Washington when Parliament was besieged on January 6. After his arrest, he was ordered to leave Washington until his case was heard.

Judge Harold Cushenberry eventually sentenced Tario to more than three months in prison by prosecutors, saying he was unaware that the banner came from the church, despite a video of him standing outside the church. Stolen. “Mr Tarrio has deliberately crossed the line from peaceful protest to dangerous and violent criminal behavior,” the judge said.

In addition to the prison sentence, he will have to pay a $ 1,000 fine and pay $ 347 in compensation to the church.

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