Proud Boys Canada, a far-right group that Ottawa named as a terrorist entity earlier this 12 months, has dissolved itself, saying it has accomplished nothing improper, in line with an announcement by the group on Sunday.
In February, Canada stated the group posed an energetic 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 have 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 many others. 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 US and Canada, and grew into a bunch that embraced avenue preventing.
The group’s founder, Gavin McInnes, is a Canadian who lives in the US.
Public Security Minister Invoice Blair stated in February that the home intelligence forces had develop into more and more apprehensive concerning the group.