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D.C. Sues Proud Boys, Oath Keepers Over Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

  • Right-wing groups conspired to terrorize the District, AG says
  • Anti-Defamation League CEO says insurrection was ‘predictable’
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The District of Columbia sued the Proud Boys and the Oath Keepers right-wing groups for allegedly conspiring to terrorize the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, when a mob of former president Donald Trump’s supporters tried to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory.

“Would-be insurgents” and their leaders “worked together to plot, publicize, recruit for, and finance their planned attack,” D.C. Attorney General Karl Racine, a Democrat, said in a complaint filed Tuesday.