2 Proud Boys convicted in 2018 clash with protesters
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Updated 6:32 pm CDT, Monday, August 19, 2019
Photo: Mark Lennihan, AP
FILE – In this July 31, 2019, file photo, John Kinsman, right, puts his hand up to obscure his face from members of the media as he and Maxwell Hare, left, arrive at court for their trial in New York. On Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, the two members of the far-right Proud Boys group were found guilty of charges, including attempted gang assault, for their roles in a violent clash with left-wing protesters following a speech at the Metropolitan Republican Club in New York
NEW YORK (AP) — Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault for their part in a melee that followed a speech at New York’s Metropolitan Republican Club.
A jury convicted Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman on Monday in connection with the October 2018 brawl between members of the all-male Proud Boys and the loosely organized anti-fascist group known as Antifa after a speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes. The fight started when a masked protester threw a bottle.
Lawyers for Hare and Kinsman said the men acted in self-defense, but prosecutors said they and other Proud Boys members started the physical fight.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the defendants beat four people “in a brutal act of political violence.”
August 20, 2019 at 12:32 PM #118944davidpdxParticipant
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It will be a shame when they go to prison.
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August 20, 2019 at 12:55 PM #118953MikeW285Participant
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“FILE – In this July 31, 2019, file photo, John Kinsman, right, puts his hand up to obscure his face..” Here and I thought he was giving a sig heil.
August 20, 2019 at 2:32 PM #119037Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Don’t show too much pride around Bubba, fellas. My cousin’s a trifle ornery.
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