REVEALED: Proud Boy organizing support for trucker convoy was with high-profile far-right leaders on election night

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” Okay, we just got jumped by Black Lives Matter, and they just stabbed Bevelyn Beatty,” Salinas states. More than a minute after Nell at first reported to Salinas that he had been stabbed, her video shows him pacing the walkway and he states, “I have to stay mindful. At the time, Salinas stated, Tarrio was a member of the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, a group explained as the “tactical defense arm” of the Proud Boys.
In a November 2018 Facebook post that preceded a so-called #HimToo rally that would devolve into clashes between far-right activists and far-left counter-protesters, Salinas tagged Gibson, Toese and Adams, composing, “Uh oh Im nearly there! Salinas composed in the “August 21st and 22nd Event” Telegram group on Aug. 12.

The Maryland Proud Boy member who is arranging a trucker convoy support system “like a military operation” was the victim of an alleged attack while he was with then-national chairman Enrique Tarrio and 2 other prominent reactionary activists on election night in 2020, Raw Story has found out.
David Michael Nell, a 40-year-old local of Mount Airy, Md., also understood by his Proud Boys label “Ghost,” is the “state lead” of the Peoples Maryland/Virginia Convoy group on the social media app Telegram. Nell included that the Maryland/Virginia assistance group will be accountable for providing the convoy once it reaches of the Beltline around Washington, DC, its last destination, which is presently arranged for March 5.
” I am treating this, in lots of methods, like a military operation,” Nell said. I was given a task and Im going to do it whether or not I concur with my superiors methods. There may be times when I might ask something of you people; I just need you to please do it.”
Enrique Tarrio, who has informed some journalists that he means to step down as nationwide chairman of the Proud Boys, confirmed his familiarity with Nell on Telegram recently. After sharing a news story about Nells participation in the convoy support system, Tarrio commented, “Can vouch. Terrific guy!”
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Tarrio did not react to an interview request for this story.
Together with the trucker convoy support system, Nell is likewise a member of the Maryland DC Proud Boys chapter, which utilized a picture of him at the Washington Monument during the Jan. 23 Defeat the Mandates rally in DC on its Telegram channel. The Maryland DC chapter occasionally shares content promoting white nationalism and accelerationism– an aesthetic and tendency that welcomes proactive violence for the purpose of speeding up societal collapse– on its Telegram channel, and mocked Tarrio last month by publishing a picture of him walking out of jail with text reading, “Lists of new grifts and ways to f * ck over Proudboys,” next to an arrow pointing towards an accordion folder packed with documents.
On election night in 2020, Nell was shot with Tarrio, other Proud Boys including Jeremy Bertino and anti-choice activist Bevelyn Beatty in what seems a melee on an otherwise deserted street one block from the White House. The event was livestreamed on Facebook by Jennilyn Salinas, a reactionary activist much better called Jen Loh, who can be heard in the video stating, “Whoa, whoa, hey … Black Lives Matter over here … Oh shit, they stabbed Bevelyn Beatty today.” The incident quickly made global headlines as a symbol of expected election-related unrest. After Black Lives Matter DC issued an angry tweet implicating the DC Metro Police of “sharing incorrect info,” then-Chief Peter Newsham pulled back the claim, telling press reporters at a press conference the following day that “after more extensive info with the victims of the criminal offense we dont know who [the suspects] were connected with.”
The DC cops informed Raw Story that to date no arrests have actually been made in reaction to the supposed attack. The incident report explains the examination into the matter as “non-active,” and a quick public narrative states, “The suspects made good of their escape.”
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The DC authorities are currently carrying out an internal examination on a lieutenant in the intelligence bureau, Shane Lamond, for supposed improper contacts with the Proud Boys. Tarrio supposedly told the Washington Post that Lamond would tell him the location of counter-protesters. It stays unclear whether Lamond had any participation in the cops reaction to the election night event, and the department declined to comment even more in action to concerns sent by Raw Story.
In Salinas video, Nell can be seen ignoring the melee and saying, “Im bleeding.” Salinas reacts, “I know, however you got ta aid em.”
The cam then tracks Beatty, who reveals that she too has actually been stabbed. Bertino can be seen diminishing the street, as if in pursuit of the assaulters.
” Okay, we simply got leapt by Black Lives Matter, and they just stabbed Bevelyn Beatty,” Salinas states. More than a minute after Nell initially reported to Salinas that he had actually been stabbed, her video shows him pacing the sidewalk and he states, “I need to stay mindful. I dont know if I was stabbed or not. With the amount of blood that came out …” The electronic camera then shows a heavy crimson liquid streaming from Nells neck to the hem of his black overcoat. The video later on shows 2 males holding Nell stable as others in the group explain the attack to a uniformed officer.
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The occurrence report does not call the victims, it reveals that “Victim 3” lives in Mount Airy, which is likewise where Nell and his wife live, according to Maryland residential or commercial property records.
Nell could not be reached for comment for this story, and it remains unclear how he wound up in Tarrios entourage on election night. According to an account offered by Beatty to Christian radio host Eric Metaxas, the group had actually left Harrys, a bar popular with Proud Boys, where they were watching the election returns. While little is known about Nells background, his existence throughout the melee on election night puts him in business with the nationwide leadership of the Proud Boys and two reactionary provocateurs closely connected to the group who have been included in prompting and organizing violent occasions conflict throughout the country.
Salinas described Tarrio as a “extremely friend” in a June 2021 Facebook remark defending him versus accusations that he is a federal informant.” Because thread, she discussed that Tarrio “was really part of my security information for a march we had in Austin back then.” At the time, Salinas stated, Tarrio was a member of the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights, a group described as the “tactical defense arm” of the Proud Boys.
Tarrio was present for a “March 4 Trump” organized by Salinas in Austin, Texas in March 2018, prior to he ended up being the chairman of the Proud Boys.
Joe Biggs, a previous InfoWars correspondent who also joined the Proud Boys, acted as host for the March 2018 rally. Biggs is presently facing federal charges, together with 3 other Proud Boys leaders, for conspiracy to obstruct Congress certification of the electoral vote and to block police participated in their official tasks at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Similar to Salinas, Beatty engaged the Proud Boys as a security force. Beatty, who made nationwide headings when she was detained discarding paint on a Black Lives Matter mural in Midtown Manhattan in July 2020 and then continuing to vandalize 2 more BLM murals in New York City hours after her release, informed Metaxas that the Proud Boys “were my security detail when I went to CHAZ,” referring to the area temporarily claimed by Seattle protesters as a police-free zone.
” The Proud Boys are the type of men– well, were Christians, fine, and we know were not going to be violent, and things like that– however the same way the USA has a military for a factor, uh, we do not want people to simply go eliminate people, but at the exact same time we require to protect ourselves,” Beatty informed Metaxas. “The Bible does not speak versus that. So, they are a militia opposed to antifa and BLM, and they have volunteered for me and for multiple Christians for complimentary to be our security.”
In contrast to Beattys characterization of herself as someone who is not violent, New York State Attorney General Letitia James filed a federal civil problem in federal court in February 2021 that paints a different photo.
The grievance, which information harassment of abortion clinic personnel and volunteers by Beatty and co-defendant Edmee Chavannes, alleges that Beattys behavior escalated during a massive demonstration at the Manhattan Health Center in late June 2020.
” That weekend, accused Beatty slammed an employees hand in the door, causing her to need x-rays; consistently shoved a center volunteer attempting to enter the clinic; slapped a different volunteer in the face; and threatened to knock an escort unconscious,” James wrote in the grievance. “Both offenders physically obstructed the main and side entryways to avoid clients and staff from entering into the center. Throughout the weekend, they actively came into close, unmasked contact with personnel and patients in the middle of the pandemic and taunted escorts and staff who asked to cover their faces and keep their distance.”
The case was settled in an approval judgment in which Beatty and Chavannes agreed to stay outside a 30-feet buffer zone outside the center, while denying any liability.
In addition to cultivating ties with popular Proud Boys leaders like Tarrio and Biggs, Jennilyn Salinas advocacy has actually helped develop a network of far-right activists taking a trip back and forth between Texas and the Pacific Northwest.
In a February 2018 post in advance of the March 4 Trump in Austin, Salinas composed, “Lol WHO IS READY for the GOD FATHER of rallies we have actually been working hard and have activists flying in from all over!”
In addition to Biggs, Salinas announced that the rally would include three individuals who have achieved outsized stature in the violent fights that have actually roiled Portland, Ore. because 2017: Patriot Front leader Joey Gibson, notorious conservative brawler Tusitala “Tiny” Toese, and Haley Adams, another reactionary organizer.
Considering that 2018, Salinas has actually returned the favor by taking a trip to Portland.
In a November 2018 Facebook post that preceded a so-called #HimToo rally that would degenerate into clashes in between far-right activists and far-left counter-protesters, Salinas tagged Gibson, Toese and Adams, composing, “Uh oh Im almost there! Lol … yall prepare now! Haha.”
Recently leaked private chats reveal that Salinas assisted arrange a right-wing rally billed as “Summer of Love” in Portland on Aug. 22, 2021, while it appears Tarrio brokered the involvement of members of the Proud Boys for that occasion.
” Hey everyone! Weve reserved our flights for Aug 22nd!” Salinas wrote in the “August 21st and 22nd Event” Telegram group on Aug. 12. “Its time to take a stand again.”
Screengrabs from the personal Telegram group– with 103 members, including Salinas, Tarrio and Adams– were released by far-right activist Eric Oelkers on Jan. 13 and 15, 2022. Oelkers, who has actually celebrated Norwegian mass murderer and white supremacist Anders Breivik on Facebook, suggested that he was motivated to leakage the chats by his belief that Tarrio is a federal informant.
Two people, Toese and Audra Price, had at the same time promoted the Aug. 22 date, which was the one-year anniversary of another violent rally.
” This is not an Audra event,” Salinas stated. “This is for Tinys occasion for the 22nd … We are bringing in some badass speakers too.”
Cost clarified: “Aug 22nd was never intended to be my occasion. It was just an anniversary event for all patriots to come together and kick antifa ass. I motivate no names, no group names, and so on. Just for us all to be patriots.”
The chats reveal both Salinas and Adams motivating Tarrio to attend the rally, however Tarrio said he wouldnt be able to make it, citing is then-impending incarceration for burning a Black Lives Matter flag throughout a Dec. 12, 2020 rally in DC.
One of the individuals in the preparation chat for the Aug. 22 rally questioned why Tarrio was enabled access to the group considering the suspicion that he was an informant.
” I believe its pretty obvious why Im here,” Tarrio stated. “I run the most significant organization here.”
Another individual, Reggie Axtell, asked Tarrio if he was “sending out foot soldiers.”
” Im waiting on word,” Tarrio responded. “If we do, it wont be in colors.”
The conversation suggests that the choice about whether Proud Boys would take part in the rally depended upon the input of one unknown person in the companys national leadership.
” Im waiting on a bachelor to offer me information,” Tarrio said.
Ultimately, members of the Proud Boys did participate in the rally, taking part in a roving brawl in a northeast Portland community, according to local reports. Later on, as the demonstration moved downtown, shooting erupted. The citys mayor and police chief had actually announced ahead of time that the cops would not intervene in any violence between the adversarial group.
Eric Ward, executive director of the Western States Center, which tracks right-wing extremism, said in statement to Oregon Public Radio that the violence showed a national obstacle that Portland was ill-equipped to handle by itself.
” This is a nationwide problem that requires nationwide resources,” he said. “Anti-democratic violence is a hazard that strikes at the heart of who we are as a country. Its time to act like it.”
Toese was eventually jailed in January on charges originating from his actions at the Aug. 22, 2021 rally, which the Portland Mercury described as “shooting a paintball gun at antifascist protesters, assaulting an individual in a parked truck, and helping a group of protesters topple an empty van in the lot.”
During the traditionally divisive presidential election of 2020, both Beatty and Salinas contributed to confrontational demonstrations that raised stress. Days prior to the election, Salinas used her Facebook page to encourage Texas Trump supporters to share information about a Biden campaign bus tour that would end up being forced to cancel stops due to harassment by the so-called “Trump Train” convoys.
In one post, on Oct. 29, 2020, Salinas wrote, “We have lots of people here in Texas waiting to mobilize for the Biden Bus tour. If any of you know of times currently announced for the bus tour today and tomorrow, please publish them in the comments.”
Reacting to 2 commenters, Salinas appeared to reveal approval for the car harassment.
” People made a trump train behind the bus and followed it … lol flags and all,” one commenter composed.
” I saw that on twitter! Lol,” Salinas reacted.
” We just ran [former Housing & & Urban Development Secretary] Julian Castro in H-Town!” another commenter composed.” Message me this!” Salinas reacted.
The Trump fans harassment of Biden campaign staffers and volunteers on Oct. 28 and 29 consisted of shouting and showing weapons death dangers, according to a civil suit declaring infractions of the 1871 Ku Klux Klan Act by arranging a “politically inspired conspiracy to interfere with the project and intimidate its fans.” Salinas is not among the seven accuseds in the suit, who apparently participated in a convoy that followed the Biden campaign bus on a stretch of Interstate 35 in between San Antonio and Austin on Oct. 30.
That day, according to the claim, “for at least 90 minutes, offenders intimidated and menaced the chauffeur and guests on the Biden-Harris campaigns bus. The Trump Train surrounded the bus and required it to decrease to a pace of 15-25 miles per hour on an interstate with a speed limitation of around 70 miles per hour. They drove and swerved in front of the bus to block its course and abruptly decreased to a crawl, requiring the around 25-ton bus to take evasive maneuvers to prevent an accident. They played a madcap video game of highway chicken, coming within three to 4 inches of the bus. They attempted to run the bus off the road.”
On the exact same week, Beatty and Tarrio were at Black Lives Matter Plaza in DC. Tarrio credited Beatty and Chavannes with taking “charge,” adding that “we went straight to Black Lives Matter Plaza and continued to clean up the White House before next weeks historical election.”
Salinas got here in DC days later, and on Election Day she livestreamed a demonstration outside the CNN structure that was likewise participated in by Tarrio and fellow Proud Boy Jeremy Bertino.
Salinas statement to her audiences is striking, thinking about the supposed attack that she would film later on that night, long after the polls had closed.
” Yeah, its gon na be crazy here this evening, you men,” Salinas stated. “The insurrection is going to happen tonight, and a great deal of us are going to be …”.
Simply remain tuned. Its gon na get insane tonight here in Washington, DC.
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