Two Proud Boys Members Indicted In Attack On U.S. Capitol

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Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were indicted in federal court Friday. Both men face a slew of charges for their participation in the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

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  • America Reckons With Racial Injustice
    Proud Boys Leader Released From Police Custody And Ordered To Leave D.C.

    Pepe was a Metro Transit Authority employee. According to an arrest affidavit, he used sick leave to attend the rally of former President Donald Trump in the Capitol on Jan. 6. He was identified after a photo of him in the Capitol was made public.

    The Associated Press previously reported that Pezzola is a former Marine. He spent six years in the infantry before being discharged as a corporal in 2005. According to a criminal complaint affidavit, one witness said Pezzola bragged that he broke the windows of the Capitol with a police shield and then entered the building. The witness also told authorities Pezzola admitted that he would have killed Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Mike Pence, if given the chance.

    Both men are members of the Proud Boys. The group defines themselves as a «pro-Western fraternal organization for men who refuse to apologize for creating the modern world; aka Western Chauvinists.» Group members typically sport black and yellow clothing, with Proud Boys patches and apparel.

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