Proud Boys leader Enrique Tarrio has been sentenced to five months in jail.

The head of the extremist group was jailed on Monday (August 23rd) after tearing down and burning a Black Lives Matter banner from a historic Black church in Washington on December 12th.

He was also sentenced for bringing two firearm magazines into Washington shortly before the January 6th Capitol riots, and told the court he was “profusely” sorry for his actions.

Following his sentence, everyone is keen to know a little more about the extremist leader. Who is he? And what is his ethnicity?

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Who is Enrique Tarrio?

Enrique Tarrio is an American activist who serves as chairman of the Proud Boys.

The Proud Boys is a far-right, neo-fascist and exclusively male organisation that promotes political violence across America.

The 37-year-old from Miami, Florida, joined the Proud Boys in May 2017 before becoming a fourth-degree member and assuming the role of chairman, which was previously held by Jason Lee Van Dyke.

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What is his ethnicity?

Enrique Tarrio was born in America.

However, he is of Cuban-American and Afro-Cuban background.

This means he has American, Cuban and African heritage.

He can also therefore be considered Hispanic, a term used to describe people of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican or South American nationality.

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He served as director of Latinos for Trump

Enrique also considers himself Latino, a term that is often used interchangeably with Hispanic.

He served as the Florida State Director of the grassroots organisation Latinos For Trump.

This is a coalition of Latino Donald Trump supporters that was formed in Florida in June 2019.

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