The Guardian reports:
On the cover, two words give a clue to the notoriety of the group that produced it: “MAGA” and “WARNING”. That and the date: 5 January 2021, the day before the US Capitol attack.
What goes unsaid on the cover and is barely mentioned throughout the 23 pages is that this is the work of one of the most violent political gangs in America, the far-right street fighters who Donald Trump told to “stand back and stand by”: the Proud Boys.
The document, published by the Guardian for the first time, gives a very rare insight into the meticulous planning that goes into events staged by the far-right club. It exposes the militaristic structure and language the Proud Boys have adopted, and their aspiration to become the frontline vigilante force in a Trump-led America.
Read the full article. The full memo is at the link.
I obtained a “confidential,” 23-page planning document, penned by a Proud Boys chapter leader, showing that the gang planned more street violence following Jan. 6.
The Guardian interviewed me for my book release (tomorrow!) and pubbed the doc in full: https://t.co/3aubxhM2PN
— Andy Campbell (@AndyBCampbell) September 19, 2022