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The proud boys are sued for racist assault on the historic black church

With Trump and his supporters planning another round of protest and violence, the Proud Boys have been sued for attacking the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC.

Here is the complaint:

BREAKING: We are suing the Proud Boys and their members for the racist attack on the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington DC. This attack was one of several attacks against churches seeking to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Proud Boys are NOT above the law. pic.twitter.com/CB53Upi9wH

– Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) January 4, 2021

Kristen Clarke, president of the Civil Rights Lawyers' Committee, tweeted:

Our lawsuit seeks to hold those responsible for the destruction and terrorization of a historic black church accountable for supporting racial justice. This attack marks a new chapter in a long and despicable history of mob violence against black places of worship. @ LawyersComm

– Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) January 4, 2021

The Proud Boys attacked the church and destroyed a sign that read Black Lives Matter in December, but their actions will not go unpunished.

The Lawyers Committee's lawsuit is a reminder that Trump and his racist supporters are preparing to wreak havoc on Wednesday and that real change is imminent. The Biden administration will defend civil liberties in the country, and racists who were empowered by Trump will no longer be elevated and pushed back into the dark corners of society where they belong.

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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor's degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.

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Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association

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