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Twitter users flood #ProudBoys hashtag with gay pride images
Posted by Ron
Monday, October 5th 2020 @ 11:13:03 AM EST

From Out News: Twitter users are flooding the #ProudBoys hashtag on social media with images of LGBTQ pride, displacing posts made by neo-Nazis and white supremacists using the tag. (Above Pix: Not members of Proud Boys Group, but who knows what goes on in secret after their meetings?)

Proud Boys, a far-right group founded in 2016, calls itself a "white chauvinist" organization but is considered a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The group was in the news after U.S. President Donald Trump declined to condemn them during Tuesday's presidential debate, instead telling them to "stand back and stand by," which many group members took as an endorsement. Trump later denounced the group in a Fox News interview.

On Sunday the #ProudBoys hashtag began trending in North America as LGBTQ users included it on photos of their significant others or wedding days and other pride imagery.

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