Less than 24 hours after his arrest, Enrique Tarrio, leader of the controversial right-wing group the Proud Boys, was released from prison but banned from Washington D.C. during the pro-Trump election fraud protests on Wednesday

Enrique Tarrio, a leader of the Proud Boys, takes part on Jan. Participated in a Proud Boys rally on September 8, 2020 [] Delta Park on the northern edge of Portland, Oregon

Tarrio, 36, was charged with a misdemeanor and a felony for burning the Black Lives Matter flag of a historically black church during a pro-Trump protest in early December and for having high-capacity gun magazines that were used during the Arrest

During a remote court appearance on Tuesday, Judge Renee Raymond ordered Tarrio’s release, but issued a suspension order for all of Washington D.C.

Tarrio, who lives in Miami, will not be allowed into the district until his next court appearance in June – and will be arrested immediately if he tries to participate in the protests scheduled for Wednesday

Tarrio’s lawyer had asked that he only be banned from D.C.Black Lives Matter Plaza and surrounding areas, but Raymond argued that Black Lives Matter banners can be found throughout the district

Tarrio pleaded not guilty to the charges, despite previously admitting he burned the banner, and told the Washington Post he would plead guilty, pay the Church the cost of the banner, and surrender to the authorities if against He would be charged which were quoted by the affidavit filed in court

“All over Washington, D, there are “Black Lives Matter” banners, posters, placards, signs in front of people’s homes and the likeC”Said the judge, citing statements and memes from Tarrio on social media suggesting that he would destroy other Black Lives Matter signs and banners.

The Proud Boys are one of a number of right-wing groups planning to participate in protests in Washington, D On Wednesday, President Trump encouraged demonstrations to discard the election results as Congress was asked to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s victory

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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/jemimamcevoy/2021/01/05/proud-boys-leader-released-from-jail-banned-from-wednesday-protests-in-dc/