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Prior to Capitol riot, Proud Boys took Trump’s words as call to action

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On Jan. 3, three days before the attack on the Capitol, Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right organization known as the Proud Boys, shared a cryptic post on the messaging app Telegram: “What if we invade it?”

The message was sent to his more than 7,000 followers on the app, with the first reply reading “January 6th is D day in America.”

The Wall Street Journal reviewed thousands of posts from the Proud Boys and their members across Parler, Telegram and Gab, the social-media platforms where they rallied supporters online after mostly being banned from Facebook
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Source marketwatch.com

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