2 members of far-right Proud Boys found guilty of charges including attempted gang assault.

12 months ago

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A jury on Monday sentenced Maxwell Hare and John Kinsman, two members of the far-right Proud Boys, as part of the October 2018 fight with members of the poorly organized anti-fascist group known as Antifa. Both were convicted on several counts, including attempted gangsterism.

Hare and Kinsman's lawyers said the two men acted in self-defense, but prosecutors said they and other Proud Boys had started the fight.

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said the defendants beat four people "for brutal political violence".

A Kinsman lawyer said he had no comment on the convictions.