May 3, 2021 - World

Proud Boys Canada dissolves itself after terrorist designation

A person wears a Proud Boys t-shirt as demonstrators face off during a demonstration for a "White Lives Matter" march and rally on April 11, 2021 in Huntington Beach, California.
A man wearing a Proud Boys t-shirt during what far-right groups called a nationwide "white lives matter" rally in April. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images

Proud Boys Canada, a far-right group added to the country's list of terrorist entities in February, announced Sunday it had dissolved itself.

The big picture: The group, founded by Gavin McInnes, a Canadian who lives in the U.S., insisted in a statement "we were never terrorists or a white supremacy group," per Reuters. Its members are among dozens charged over the U.S. Capitol riot. Several took part in a poorly attended far-right protest last month that organizers called a "white lives matter" rally.

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