New Zealand Designates Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization

New Zealand's government has declared that American far-right groups the Proud Boys and The Base are terrorist organizations.

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New Zealand Police Minister Chris Hipkins during his press conference at Parliament, Wellington, New Zealand, Thursday, June 30, 2022. New Zealand's government has declared that American far-right groups the Proud Boys and The Base are terrorist organizations. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP)
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s government has declared that American far-right groups the Proud Boys and The Base are terrorist organizations. The two groups join 18 others including Islamic State that have been given an official terrorist designation, making it illegal in New Zealand to fund, recruit or participate in the groups, and obligating authorities to take action against them. The U.S. groups are not known to be active in New Zealand, although…

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