Happy Young boys member Fernando Alonso, who was with members of the group in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021, affirmed on Monday that text about “stacking bodies” on the White Home yard belonged to locker-room small talk which members of the group were just “knuckleheads.”.
Throughout his testament in the trial versus 5 members of the Proud Boys charged with seditious conspiracy for their supposed actions around the United States Capitol attack, Alonso affirmed that the concept Proud Boys wished to take control of the federal government was “offending.”.
However then district attorneys pushed him about text he sent out weeks previously.
In one message, a specific called Al messaged Alonso on December 24, 2020, asking: “When do we begin stacking bodies on the White Home Yard?”.
” Jan 7th,” Alonso composed back, according to proof provided at the trial.
Al reacted: “The RINOs initially, make the Democrats view …”.
Alonso responded to: “yes.”.
When inquired about the message, Alonso affirmed it was all “‘ locker space talk,’ if you will.”.
The Proud Young boy likewise affirmed that accused Enrique Tarrio– chairman of the group– never ever desired violence. Alonso stated the concept that they wished to surpass the federal government “is insulting” and “ludicrous.”.
The 5 offenders– Tarrio, Zachary Rehl, Ethan Nordean, Dominic Pezzola and Joseph Biggs– have actually pleaded innocent.
Alonso stated that, around the time of January 6, Proud Boys were inflamed by cops who, in his view, didn’t do enough to stop violence committed by the left-wing group Antifa, calling them “coptifa.”.
” Antifa did a great deal of things, and I do not see any trials for them,” he stated.
Alonso affirmed that on January 6, he followed Proud Boys leaders around the Capitol however stated he never ever went within. Alonso has actually not been charged in connection with his actions on January 6.
” I wasn’t going to enter when there’s armed cops pointing weapons at us,” Alonso stated, including that it “was quite severe” to go within.