He former Republican candidate by the Florida Legislature (USA) Gabriel García, who is a member of the far-right group Proud Boys, was arrested on Tuesday and accused of participating in the assault on the Capitol that occurred on January 6, according to EFE.
“We broke into the Capitol, things are about to get ugly,” Garcia said in a video about the shot that he published in the social networks.
García, 40, a former member of the US Army, was arrested on Tuesday, according to the Miami Herald newspaper, which had access to the judicial file. He explained that the Latino had his first day in court on Tuesday in which he faces charges related to his participation in the disorders and the violent entry to the Capitol that led supporters of President Donald Trump.
García, who participated unsuccessfully in the primary elections for Florida’s 116th District, was crying out, as seen in the video, for the release of “Enrique”, referring to the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique Tarrio, also from Florida and of Cuban origin.
Tarrio was arrested in Washington two days before the assault on the Capitol when he arrived in the US capital on charges related to the burning of a banner with the slogan “Black Lives Matter” (“Black lives matter”) that he removed last month from a historic church of the black race in the city.
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The leader of the far-right group faces one count of property destruction, a misdemeanor, in addition to two other counts of possession of firearm magazines with extra capacity for bullets.
The Proud Boys group is the one that has gained the highest profile in recent months among the organizations of far right who support Trump, who is saying goodbye to the Presidency tomorrow. It will be assumed by Democrat Joe Biden.