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Proud Boys leader Joseph Biggs arrested in Florida in connection with the Capitol riot

(CNN) — A leader of the Proud Boys, an extremist group that took part in the US Capitol insurrection, was taken into custody and is facing charges, federal officials said. Joseph Randall Biggs, 37, of Florida was arrested Wednesday and is facing three counts -- obstruction of a proceeding, entering restricted grounds and disorderly conduct -- for his part in the siege of the Capitol on January 6, according to the Justice Department and an FBI affidavit. The FBI described Biggs in the affidavit as an organizer for the Proud Boys.
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Proud Boys organizer Joe Biggs charged in Capitol riot

The charges say he was one of the first to enter the building, through a door that was opened by a small group that got in by breaking a window. Proud Boys organizer Joseph Biggs was arrested in Florida on Wednesday in connection to the riot at the Capitol earlier this month, adding to the growing list of federal cases against those who took part in the mob.
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Proud Boy organizer arrested in Florida for Capitol attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, including a self-described organizer for the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, were arrested Wednesday for taking part in the siege of the U.S. Capitol earlier this month, authorities said. Joseph Biggs, 37, was arrested in central Florida and faces charges of obstructing...
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Proud Boys member in latest wave of arrests over U.S. Capitol riots

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI on Wednesday arrested a Florida-based member of the right-wing Proud Boys group on charges of storming the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago in a crowd of Donald Trump supporters challenging his election defeat, the Justice Department said. Joseph Randall Biggs, 37, faces charges of corruptly...
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Proud Boys leader arrested, accused of destroying D.C. church's Black Lives Matter sign

Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio was arrested Monday and accused of destroying a Black Lives Matter sign at a historic Black church in Washington, D.C., last month. Tarrio, chairman of the far-right, all-male self-described group of "Western chauvinists," was taken into custody on suspicion of destruction of property after the incident during a pro-Trump rally Dec. 12 in downtown Washington, police said in a statement.
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Protest at NC State calls for employee who was alleged to be Proud Boys member to resign

NC State student government leaders organized a protest on campus Tuesday calling for university employee Chadwick Jason Seagraves to resign immediately. In November 2020, the university investigated Seagraves’ alleged connections to the Proud Boys, a white nationalist organization, and his “malicious online activities,” including allegations that he harassed a student and Black Lives Matter protesters. But no formal disciplinary action was taken against Seagraves, and he is still employed at NCSU.
Inside Higher Ed

N.C. State Students Protest Employee With Alleged Ties to Proud Boys

Students at North Carolina State University held a demonstration Tuesday afternoon against employee Chadwick Seagraves, a desktop support manager. Seagraves has been accused of having ties to the Proud Boys and other white supremacist groups, harassing an N.C. State student, and helping publish and distribute personal information on left-wing activists in Oregon.
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FBI: Proud Boys Fan Stockpiled Ammo, Knives in NY Home

A Proud Boys supporter who threatened to deploy “three cars full of armed patriots” to Washington last week was charged Wednesday with stockpiling military-style combat knives and more than 1,000 rifle rounds in his New York home, federal authorities said. Eduard Florea, 40, was charged with possessing ammunition as a...