The FBI now classifies the far-right Proud Boys as an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism”, according to a document produced by Washington state law enforcement.
The Proud Boys was founded by the Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes.
McInnes has insisted that his group is not white nationalist or “alt-right” but the Proud Boys have a history of misogyny and glorifying violence.
The Proud Boys Girls is the female auxiliary of the men-only group founded by McInnes in 2016.
The briefing including the Proud Boys was delivered by an FBI analyst, according to information forwarded to the Guardian by McCabe.
Facebook Twitter Pinterest Street fighting in Portland, Oregon, with men in ‘Proud Boys’ uniform to the fore on 30 June.
Other law enforcement agencies have discovered Proud Boys in their midst and responded in a similar manner. »