New York state’s Attorney General, Barbara Underwood, is looking for information about an apparent violent attack by extremist group The Proud Boys and will push for a “thorough investigation,” she announced via Twitter on Friday night.
Following a Friday night event at the Metropolitan Republican Club of New York which featured a speech by founder Gavin McInnes, a mob of the extremists group was filmed attacking and beating several men in the street.
I'm disturbed and disgusted by last night's attacks involving the so-called "Proud Boys." Hate has no place in New York. This warrants immediate and thorough investigation by the NYPD to bring the perpetrators to justice. Anyone with information should call 1-800-577-TIPS.
— NY AG Underwood (@NewYorkStateAG) October 13, 2018
In video posted to Twitter, New York police are seen slowly approaching the scene of a beating.
Proud Boys in red #MAGA hats after leaving @GOP Republican Club event hosting Gavin McInnes, break out in violent brawl because a protester tried to take their MAGA hat they wear brutally kicked and punched pic.twitter.com/mqXDtvl9Kt
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) October 13, 2018
New York cops arrested three people on the scene for “taking a backpack” and after the fight the Proud Boys reportedly posed for a group photo giving the “OK” sign.
The Proud Boys even waited to do a group photo after the fights. They were hyped the fuck up after that. Flashing their white power hand symbol before marching towards a downtown train. pic.twitter.com/JP6jiM8Yud
— Shay Horse (@HuntedHorse) October 13, 2018