Who is Henry Enrique Tarrio?
Henry Enrique Tarrio is the leader of the far-right “Proud Boys” who has been arrested after it was claimed he burned a Black Lives Matter banner that was torn down from a historic Black church in downtown Washington last month. He was arrested after he arrived in the US capital ahead of protests planned by supporters of President Donald Trump to coincide with the congressional vote expected on Wednesday to affirm Joe Biden’s election victory.
How old is Henry Enrique Tarrio?
As of his date of birth, Henry Enrique Tarrio is 36 years old.
Henry Enrique Tarrio Early Life, Education, Family
Tarrio lives in Miami-Dade County. He was raised in a Cuban family in Little Havana in Miami.
He told Heavy new site that he was “lured” to the Proud Boys because it was a similar atmosphere to the home where he grew up. He said: “My house, at like 7 o’clock in the morning, there’s like 20 people, in my house, talking about politics, roasting each other, just making fun of each other.”
Henry Enrique Tarrio and Proud Boys Leadership
Tarrio took over the leadership from Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes on November 21, 2018. Previously he identified himself as a leader of the South Florida chapter, one of six chapters in the state. But while he leads the group each chapter has a degree of autonomy.
Henry Enrique Tarrio arrested after Black Lives Matter banner set on fire
The Washington Post reported that Tarrio was arrested by D.C. officers on a warrant charging him with burning a Black Lives Matter banner in January 2021. It was stolen from a historic black church during a demonstration in December 2020, the paper added.
Cops stopped a vehicle Tarrio was traveling in, shortly after it entered the District, said Dustin Sternbeck, a police spokesman.
Tarrio was taken into custody after a warrant was issued for his arrest for destruction of property in connection with the December 12 burning of a banner taken from Asbury United Methodist Church., police said.
What we know so far about Henry Enrique Tarrio
As of January 5, 2021, Tarrio remains in custody.
He is also facing weapons charges after officers found him with two high-capacity firearm magazines when he was arrested.
A pro-Trump rally in December ended in violence as hundreds of the outgoing president’s supporters, some wearing the signature black and yellow of the Proud Boys, clashed with counter-protesters attempting to bar them from BLM Plaza.
Later in the evening, vandals tore down a Black Lives Matter banner and sign from two historic Black churches in downtown Washington and set the banner alight.
Video posted online showed people pouring an accelerant on a banner near the Asbury United Methodist Church and setting it alight.
NEW: Proud Boys chairman Enrique Tarrio was released from jail without bond.
— Henry Rodgers (@henryrodgersdc) January 5, 2021