Proud Boys memo reveals meticulous planning for “street-level violence”

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“The document is so dowdy and formal it resembles the annual minutes of a society of tax accountants. Its index lists sections on ‘objectives’ and ‘rules of engagement’ and carries an ‘addendum’ that provides recommendations for hotels and parking. On the cover, two words give a clue to the notoriety of the group that produced it: ‘MAGA’ and ‘WARNING.’ That and the date: 5 January 2021, the day before the US Capitol attack. … The purpose of the document is to provide a ‘strategic security plan’ and call to action, summoning Proud Boys members to a pro-Trump Maga march that was scheduled for New York City on 10 January 2021. … The document was obtained from a Proud Boys member by the extremism reporter Andy Campbell as he researched his new book, We Are Proud Boys: How a Right-Wing Street Gang Ushered in a New Era of American Extremism.” (09/19/22)