Proud Boys Canada, a far-right group that Ottawa named as a terrorist entity earlier this yr, has dissolved itself, saying it has achieved nothing fallacious, in response to a press release by the group on Sunday.
In February, Canada stated the group posed an lively safety menace and performed a “pivotal position” within the lethal assault on the U.S. Capitol in January by supporters of then-president Donald Trump. U.S. authorities have charged a number of members of the Proud Boys in reference to the Jan. 6 assault.
“The reality is, we had been by no means terrorists or a white supremacy group,” the assertion posted by the administrator of the official Proud Boys channel on Telegram stated.
“We’re electricians, carpenters, monetary advisors, mechanics, and so forth. Greater than that, we’re fathers, brothers, uncles and sons,” it added.
Based in 2016, the Proud Boys started as a company protesting political correctness and perceived constraints on masculinity in the USA and Canada, and grew into a gaggle that embraced road preventing.
The group’s founder, Gavin McInnes, is a Canadian who lives in the USA.
Public Security Minister Invoice Blair stated in February that the home intelligence forces had change into more and more anxious concerning the group.