Two and a half months after supporters of US President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol, accusations were leveled against four prominent members of the far-right Proud Boys group. The four men are accused of plotting, obstructing the work of security forces, and destroying government property in connection with the January 6 attack.
The suspects, who come from different states, are the three leaders of the local Proud Boys branches and the self-proclaimed event organizer for the group. Charges were previously brought against other members of the “Broad Boys”.
The indictment states that the proud big four, ages 30 to 37, attempted to block congressional approval of the presidential election results last November. They were also alleged to have encouraged others to attend the protest against Trump’s defeat in Washington, which later culminated in the storming of the Capitol. They would also request donations for travel expenses. According to the charges, they also provided “paramilitary equipment” such as body armor and radios.