BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader

BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader

BK man charged in brawl after speech by far-right leader

State Democrats and Republicans are accusing each other of condoning violence after a weekend incident that left the GOP's Metropolitan Club in New York City vandalized and protesters from far-right and far-left groups under arrest. The Proud Boys group describes itself as "western chauvinists", but it denies ties to the racist "alt-right" movement. "New York will not become the next Charlottesville, and we refuse to let the actions of a hateful few define out City".

Police Commissioner James O'Neill said Saturday that video of the brawl is being reviewed to determine if additional arrests are warranted.

However, BuzzFeed News reported that McInnes was not present for Friday night's attack, having been escorted out of the Metropolitan Republican Club earlier with a samurai sword in hand.

"I can't imagine how you get anything done if you don't bring civility back into politics", said U.S. Sen.

"Last night the Metropolitan Republican Club was vandalized by the leftist hate group Antifa, who also left a note promising 'this is just the beginning" and threatening more violence", the Metropolitan Republican Club wrote on Facebook Friday afternoon. The Southern Poverty Law Center says the Proud Boys and their leaders "regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists".

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is also speaking out about the incidents that took place, asking the Federal Bureau of Investigation to look into it as well as the state police Hate Crimes Unit.

"Why did this club invite the Proud Boys, a hate group with a history of inciting violence?"

Republicans in New York called upon Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other Democrats to denounce vandalism and violence after a Republican office in New York City was damaged this week.

3 Arrested in New York Violence After Far-Right Speech

The Proud Boys have attracted media attention for vowing to fight back against Antifa, the pro-communist group that often appears at free speech and pro-President Donald Trump rallies to shut them down and attack people.

"This type of divisiveness is repugnant to everything we believe as New Yorkers", he said, before turning his criticism on Republicans.

Right-wing media such as Fox News ignored the aggression of the Proud Boys and characterized the brawl exclusively as left-wing violence.

After the commotion died down, the Proud Boys stopped to pose for a group picture.

"I don't tolerate or accept the kind of language or behavior he represents or that who were involved represent, he said. If you know anything, the NYPD wants your help", De Blasio said in a statement.

Slurs and expletives can be heard in video showing the fight, as men kicked and punched several protesters on the sidewalk.

Police said they were wanted for questioning and no charges have been filed. "No complaints have been filed".


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