Proud Boys saw wave of contributions from Chinese diaspora before Capitol attack


by USA TODAY

USA TODAY— The Proud Boys enjoy support from some Chinese Americans and the broader Chinese diaspora, attracted by the group's claim to be fighting communism.

Mail Online—Why the Chinese diaspora support the Proud Boys. Chinese Americans and expats from China donated around $86,000 as part of a crowdfunding effort to help Proud Boys members pay medical expenses after clashing with Antifa last year.

CNN—Capitol Police observed 200 Proud Boys well before the Capitol was breached, lawmaker says. US Capitol Police observed roughly 200 members of the extremist Proud Boys group moving toward the Senate around 11 a.m. on January 6, hours before the building was breached by a pro-Trump mob, a House committee chairman said Monday.

www.dailykos.com—Why would the Proud Boys have a flood of Chinese donors? It’s all about the authoritarianism. On the surface at least, one of the more mystifying aspects of far-right street gangs like the Proud Boys who espouse a fundamentally white-nationalist ethos is their ability to attract recruits and supporters who are nonwhite—a small number, to be sure, but often as intense as the most rabid of the extremists. The Proud Boys’ national chairman, Enrique Tarrio, is the leading example—a Cuban-African man. The question was raised this week again by a story from Will Carless at USA Today reporting...