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Terror group Proud Boys Canada dissolving

Last Updated May 3, 2021 at 10:12 am MDT

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2020 photo, a protester carries a Proud Boys banner, symbol of a right-wing group, while other members start to unfurl a large U.S. flag in front of the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Ore. President Donald Trump didn't condemn white supremacist groups and their role in violence in some American cities this summer. Instead, he said the violence is a “left-wing" problem and he told one far-right extremist group to “stand back and stand by.” His comments Tuesday night were in response to debate moderator Chris Wallace asking if he would condemn white supremacists and militia groups. Trump's exchange with Democrat Joe Biden left the extremist group Proud Boys celebrating what some of its members saw as tacit approval. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

OTTAWA – Proud Boys Canada, the far-right group that Ottawa named as a terrorist group, is dissolving.

Earlier this year, the federal government said the group posed an active security threat and played a pivotal role in the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in January.

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Reuters reports that the Proud Boys issued a statement saying the group had done nothing wrong and was considering fighting the terrorist designation but lacked financial support.

The statement goes on to say there are officially no longer any proud boys in Canada.

The founder of the Canadian Proud Boys chapter is a Canadian who lives in the United States.