Canada will list the Proud Boys movement as a terrorist group

Ottawa, Canadá Canada announced Wednesday that the Proud Boys will be designated as a terrorist entity along with 12 other groups.

The Proud Boys will be deemed anideologically motivated violent extremist groupalong with three others: Atomwaffen Division, The Base and Russian Imperial Movement, the government said in a press release.
Officials say the move will help Canada freeze the groupsfinancial assets and criminalize financing, training and recruitment for all such groups.
El mes pasado, Canada’s Parliament unanimously passed a motion calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government to designate the Proud Boys as a banned terrorist group.
    But some rightsgroups in Canada say listing the Proud Boys as a terrorist entity could broaden the definition of terrorism to the point of endangering protest and free speech rights.
    CNN reached out in the morning to the leader of the Proud Boys, Enrique “EnriqueTarrio, for comment but had not heard back by early afternoon.
    En Enero, the Canadian Anti-Hate Network said in a blog post that, “The Canadian Proud Boys should continue to be countered, expuesto, and held accountable, but a terrorism designation is a serious step that merits further discussion,” agregando, “… we are also wary of definitions being loosened, power being misused, and eroding civil liberties or the criminalization of legitimate protest that would likely rebound…”
    There’s no US law to designate a wholly domestic group as a terrorist organization.
    Founded in 2016, the Proud Boys ​lists among its central tenets a belief inclosed bordersand the aim ofreinstating a spirit of Western chauvinism.
    In online statements, Proud Boys have claimed they have used violence only in self-defense. But members are often seen carrying firearms and bats and donning protective gear​, and some have been convicted of crimes against anti-fascist protesters.
    The group’s ideology has been labeled “misógino, Islamophobic, transfóbico, and anti-immigrationby the Anti-Defamation League.
    En septiembre, members of the Proud Boys celebrated comments made by then-US President Donald Trump after he was asked ​to condemn White supremacists, and refused to do so, during a presidential debate.
      Trump instead used ​his allotted time to blame ​what he calledantifa and the left​for violence and to tell the Proud Boys tostand back and stand by.
      Members of the group have been charged in the riot at the US Capitol on January 6.​




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