The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 5th, 2021 morning edition

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FOX 5 has learned that Proud Boys' leader Enrique Tarrio has been arrested in D.C. FOX 5 's Evan Lambert reports Tarrio is facing misdemeanor destruction of property charges in relation to him saying he burned a Black Lives Matter flag that was stolen from a Black church in December during a protest in the District.

Download the FOX 5 DC News App for Local Breaking News and Weather. D.C. police confirmed Monday evening that officers have arrested 36-year-old Henry "Enrique" Tarrio, of Miami, Florida.

He has been charged with Destruction of Property related to an offense that occurred on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in the 900 block of 11th Street, Northwest.

Police say at the time of his arrest, Tarrio was found to be in possession of two high capacity firearm magazines.

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18: Enrique Tarrio, leader of the Proud Boys, a far-right group, is seen at a "Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on November 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georg Expand.

READ MORE: DC church suing Proud Boys over Black Lives Matter sign vandalism.

READ MORE: DC church re-hangs Black Lives Matter banner destroyed during protest clashes. »

Joe Biden Says $2,000 Stimulus Checks 'Will Never Get There' if Loeffler and Perdue Elected

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Despite support for the stimulus checks from President Donald Trump, House Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has all but rejected the idea.

During his Monday remarks, Biden asserted that incumbent Georgia senators Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue would block the $2,000 stimulus checks from going out.

And if you send Senators Perdue and Loeffler back to Washington, those checks will never get there. »

Kelly Loeffler's new Facebook ad darkens skin of Raphael Warnock, her Black opponent

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., ran a paid Facebook ad last week that artificially darkened the skin color of her Democratic opponent, the Rev.

According to the Facebook Ad Library, on Dec. 29 the Loeffler campaign spent between $3,000 and $3,500 on an ad called "Too Radical.

Too Corrupt," and dropped between $40,000 and $45,000 on a second, more aggressive counterpart titled "Beyond Radical Raphael," which uses some of the same footage, but with Warnock's skin noticeably darkened. »

Scotland announces full lockdown, closing schools for all of January

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Sturgeon told MSPs she was now more alarmed about the threat posed by Covid-19 than she had been since March.

“Today’s case numbers - 1,905 new cases, with 15% of tests being positive - illustrate the severity and urgency of the situation.”.

The new tougher measures would come into effect across mainland Scotland, which is already under the toughest tier of Scotland’s alert system, level 4. »