16 Jun 2022

‘Proud boys don’t have blood on their hands’, said group leader shortly after Capitol riot

This interview took place in February 2021.

The public hearings of the January 6 select committee are investigating the causes of the attack on the Capitol building in Washington DC last year.

During the inquiry, questions have been raised over what role militias and other right-wing groups may have had in planning and co-ordinating the riot.

One such group is the so-called Proud Boys.

Prosecutors have described them as chief organisers of the January 6 mob and several leading members have been arrested and charged with seditious conspiracy.

We were given rare access to the chairman of the group, Enrique Tarrio, in February 2021 – who insisted the Proud Boys “did not co-ordinate to assult the capital”.