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Gavin McInnes, the founder of the far-right Proud Boys group, is bailing on the organisation after leaked Washington state law enforcement documents indicated the FBI considers it an “extremist group with ties to white nationalism.” McInnes’ hasty departure follows a wave of arrests of the group’s members in connection with a street brawl with protesters in New York in early October. It also follows reports that the NYPD, which had come under massive criticism for initially only arresting protesters involved in the fight, confirmed to the NYC City Council it considers the Proud Boys to be a domestic terrorist group.

Payment processing giant PayPal terminated accounts belonging to the far-right Proud Boys organisation and its founder, Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, this week in what seemed to be a response to their involvement in a street brawl in New York and well-documented history of violence elsewhere. But it also banned a number of anti-fascist groups across the country, including Antifa Atlanta, Antifa Sacramento, and the Anti-Fascist Network. The company has declined to comment on why aside from citations of its TOS and vague comparisons between antifa and others it has banned, like far-right activist Tommy Robinson.