Proud Boys to pay $1.03M to church for burning BLM sign during 2020 protests

July 02, 2023

Members of the Proud Boys were ordered Saturday to pay over $1 million for violently tearing down and burning a “Black Lives Matter” sign posted outside a predominantly black church in Washington, DC, in 2020. The ruling was a default judgment issued after the Proud Boys failed to show up in court to fight the case. The Proud Boys ripped the BLM posted from the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church during a pro-Trump demonstration in 2020. William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan AME, in a statement from the church’s counsel on Saturday. The Proud Boys were ordered to pay the church $1.03 million for the “hateful and overtly racist” act.