Five more Proud Boys charged with conspiracy in Capitol insurrection

Five more Proud Boys have been charged with conspiring to commit an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

The Justice Department unsealed five conspiracy charges against five individuals associated with the militant right-wing group that has been blamed for helping to coordinate the violent assault against Congress as lawmakers certified Joe Biden's election win, reported CNN.

The suspects were arrested early Thursday after federal prosecutors accused them of leading crowds as they pushed through police barricades to break into the Capitol, where they allegedly "moved closely together" and wore fluorescent orange tape to stand out in the crowd.

The conspiracy charge makes clear that investigators believe the Proud Boys played a central role in planning and carrying out the violent assault.