CBS News reports:
A man believed to be a member of the far-right group the Proud Boys was arrested Thursday in connection to a brawl last week in New York City after a speech by the group’s founder. Geoffrey Young, 38, has been charged with riot and attempted assault, the New York Police Department said.
The NYPD said Monday that they were seeking charges against 12 people, including nine Proud Boys members. The NYPD said they were seeking more information from witnesses.
Proud Boys describes itself as a “pro-Western fraternal organization.” The Southern Poverty Law Center says the Proud Boys and their leaders “regularly spout white nationalist memes and maintain affiliations with known extremists.”
Proud Boy Geoff Young was just arrested for last week’s attack in NYC. But in June 2017, after an Islamophobic rally, he had attacked a Muslim woman of color. After hearing of the new attack, she’s made her story public. https://t.co/uR3VUFlnTq
— spencer sunshine (@transform6789) October 19, 2018
“After assaulting me, Geoff Young updated his Facebook bio to say “Fourth Degree Proud Boy,” implying that he had somehow leveled up by assaulting me, a small Muslim woman.” https://t.co/nbq0hTnWtv
— Brendan O’Connor (@_grendan) October 19, 2018