The leader of the far-right group was charged with destruction of property for allegedly stealing and burning a BLM banner. The arrest comes days ahead of a pro-Trump rally.
The leader of the US far-right Proud Boys group was arrested Monday in Washington, police said in a statement.
Officers charged 36-year-old Enrique Tarrio with destruction of property at the Asbury United Methodist Church, a largely African-American church in Washington, DC.
Tarrio and others allegedly stole and burned a Black Lives Matter banner from the church during violent protests on December 12.
The group leader was hit with additional charges of possessing two illegal high-capacity firearm magazines at the time of his arrest, police said.
He was arrested when he entered the District of Columbia, which houses the US capital.
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