Counter-Protesters Clash with Ring-Wing Group at Michigan Rally
Members of the far-right Proud Boys group and counter-protesters clashed Saturday afternoon in western Michigan, resulting in arrests, police said.
Assistant Chief Vernon Coakley of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety said a few people were arrested, but didn’t know exactly how many.
“A fight occurred, people were fighting, and that’s when we stepped in,” Coakley said.
Counter-protesters staged an event in the area at the same time as a rally that the Proud Boys had planned, according to local media reports.
When the Proud Boys arrived, the confrontation ensued.
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Some fistfights occurred before police arrived and ordered the crowds to disperse.
The Proud Boys have been called extremist by the Anti-Defamation League and described as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
The Proud Boys dispute those descriptions.
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