Two members of the far-right Proud Boys were sentenced Tuesday to four years in prison for their roles in a street fight after a speech last year at New York's Metropolitan Republican Club.
Maxwell Hare, 27, and John Kinsman, 40, were convicted in August on charges stemming from the October 2018 fight between members of the Proud Boys and the loosely organized anti-fascist group known as Antifa after a speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes .
Instead, prosecutors relied heavily on video, including security camera footage that showed Proud Boys members starting the fight.
Members of the Proud Boys and groups that were protesting McInnes' speech were then seen kicking and punching each other on the sidewalk.
Ten members and associates of the Proud Boys were arrested in the days following the clash.
The Southern Poverty Law Center, a liberal advocacy organization, has designated the all-male Proud Boys as a hate group.
McInnes, a Vice Media co-founder, quit the Proud Boys a month after the clash outside the Metropolitan Republican Club. »