By Steve Mascaro, Contributing ReporterFebruary 27, 2021, 8:04:26PMIt is the first weekend of the 2020 presidential election and a new political drama has been brewing in the United States.
On Saturday, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump was set to make a rally at the University of Texas in Austin.
His campaign was expected to take place at the site of the state’s largest university, which had previously been a bastion of conservative political activism.
But the event was cancelled after a series of threats by a group of men calling themselves the Proud Boys who wanted to disrupt the rally.
The men had posted on Twitter that they would kill people, and they claimed to have a gun.
A day later, a group calling themselves The Proud Boys was spotted in New York City and photographed holding a homemade sign that read “Kill Trump, Kill America” in black letters.
A few days later, on March 4, the group released a video claiming to be part of the Proud Boy group.
The video, called “The People’s Plan,” said it would be staging an attack on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and calling on protesters to “stop the violence”.
On the day of the planned event, however, the Proud Brothers were nowhere to be seen.
The group had left the scene by the time the event began.
In the weeks since, there have been multiple reports that they have returned to Texas.
A number of them, including one in Texas, have been linked to threats made against Trump.
On Monday, the state attorney general’s office said it had issued an arrest warrant for a man who appeared in a video to the Proud Kids.
In a statement, the Texas Attorney General’s Office said the arrest warrant was issued for a 21-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly “promoting a violent crime, threatening and intimidating.”
In addition to being the alleged head of a group called The Proud Boy, the man was arrested on a misdemeanor count of aggravated assault and is scheduled to appear in court on February 19.
The Proud Boys have not responded to a request for comment.