Self-described "Western chauvinists" of the Proud Boys—a White supremacist hate group with heavy ties to White nationalists —attacked an antifascist protester after one of their meetings last year.
The protester, who allegedly threw a bottle, was attacked by at least a dozen members who could be heard saying:
"Do you feel brave now, f**got?"
Video of the assault is below, but the content may be too violent for some viewers.
Proud Boys Violent Assault After Gavin McInnes Republican Club Event 10/12/18 www.youtube.com
To the outrage of many, no arrests were made at the time of the New York City assault, however, 10 of the assailants were arrested after an investigation.
Now, two of those 10—Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman—have been sentenced to four years in prison for attempted gang assault, attempted assault and rioting.
The heavy sentence is buoying to those who aren't White supremacists. For years, the Proud Boys' have incited and carried out violence with next to no serious punishment.
Twitter loved to see it.
@AndyBCampbell Yesssss the @ProudBoys finally going to jail 4yrs each more,more, https://t.co/GyZe21T963— Loretta Slaughter (@Loretta Slaughter) 1571771040.0
@AndyBCampbell Thank you New York! Again!— Marie 🆘🗽🌊 🦅 BE A VOTER!!!! (@Marie 🆘🗽🌊 🦅 BE A VOTER!!!!) 1571770049.0
@AndyBCampbell Good. Now go for the organization itself. Hit it with civil suits to drive it and its thug organiser… https://t.co/jwCA2URGGh— Kevin Bennett (@Kevin Bennett) 1571818747.0
@AndyBCampbell May they learn their lesson in prison. May they learn humility.— Mark Espinoza (@Mark Espinoza) 1571800148.0
Since news of the assault broke last year, allies of the Proud Boys have tried to maintain that anti-fascist protesters were equally aggressive.
A witness from that night tells a different story.
I haven’t seen a fight that violent in a long time. The proud boys were totally ready and willing to be violent ton… https://t.co/TbkO2rqAKV— Shay Horse (@Shay Horse) 1539393666.0
Not to mention, Proud Boys founder, Gavin McInness—who once called to "let everyone assimilate to a Western, White, English-speaking way of life"—has threatened that the group isn't above violence.
"We will kill you. We look nice. We seem soft. We have 'boys' in our name. But like Bill the Butcher and the Bowery Boys, we will assassinate you."
Eight of the remaining aggressors have yet to be sentenced.
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