Two members of the far-right hate group "Proud Boys" were each sentenced to four years behind bars for their part in the October 2018 riot that took place in front of Republican Headquarters in the Upper East Side.
State Supreme Court Judge Mark Dwyer handed down the 4-year prison terms to John Kinsman and Maxwell Hare of the "Proud Boys" after the video of the confrontation showed the two men played a significant role in starting the physical altercation.
A representative from the Manhattan DA's office told the Gothamist.com, "The defendants transformed a quiet, residential street into the site of a battle-royale, kicking and beating four individuals in an act of criminal violence."
The brawl started just after an appearance by "Proud Boys" leader Gavin McInnes at the Metropolitan Republican Club.
Judge Dwyer mentioned McInnes when he sentenced the two men in court, "It's a shame when some people jump up and down on a platform and their followers, their soldiers, get in trouble."
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