Alleged Proud Boys member from Jackson Heights turns himself in following vicious Upper East Side attack: NYPD

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A Jackson Heights man was among three people who turned themselves into the NYPD Monday for allegedly taking part in a brutal conflict between the far-right group Proud Boys and left-wing protesters on the Upper East Side.

Irvin Antillon, 41, was arrested and charged with riot and assault for his role in the Oct. 12 beat down that took place just blocks away from the Metropolitan Republican Club following a speech by Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes.

Antillon is a member of the Fraternal Order of Alt-Knights which is identified as a “tactical defense arm” of the Proud Boys, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The notion that Antillon, who was present at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, lives on 34th Avenue near Travers Park in his Jackson Heights neighborhood, angered City Councilman Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights).

“It is sickening to learn that an alleged member of the Proud Boys is a resident of Jackson Heights, a neighborhood known worldwide for its acceptance of diversity,” Dromm said in a statement. “I condemn the Proud Boys’ fascist, sexist far-right agenda and say they have no place in the neighborhood. As an out gay elected official, I stand up to protect our neighborhood from the destruction that this organization is attempting to impose on our country and our community. Jackson Heights residents value our long tradition of being a place that is welcoming of everyone.”

There have now been five men affiliated with the Proud Boys be arrested in the last two weeks in connection with brawl. Critics of the NYPD’s response had charged that officers from the NYPD observed the brawl but mad no arrests at the time.

City Councilman Rory Lancman (D-Hillcrest) was the first to criticize the NYPD for its lack of response.

“It is revolting to see white supremacists commit a hate crime on the streets of New York City — in full view of the NYPD — and for none of them to be arrested and prosecuted. We have seen this in other cities, but it is shocking to see it here,” he said Oct. 13.

Additionally, the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice must convene a task force including the NYPD, the District Attorneys, and other relevant agencies and offices, to develop a comprehensive strategy to combat white supremacist violence in our City and ensure that what we saw on the streets of New York never happens again,” Lancman added.

On his weekly radio appearance on WNYC last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke about the incident.

“The NYPD has been clear they should have done more follow up around the surrounding area where people dispersed to,” de Blasio said. “To make sure there was no violence and that will the protocol going forward.”

Douglas Lennan, 40, of Northport, Long Island and Maxwell Hare, 26, of Harrisburg, Pa., were also arrested Monday, police said.

“I would anticipate further arrests,” Police Commissioner James O’Neill said Monday afternoon in Ridgewood.

Additional reporting by Mark Hallum

Reach reporter Bill Parry by e-mail at or by phone at (718) 260–4538.

Updated 1:03 pm, November 21, 2018
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Celtic from Bayside says:
And not one mention that the ANTIFA terrorists fled the scene and refused to press charges because they don't want to give up their own identities. More FAKE NEWS.
Oct. 22, 2018, 6:26 pm
Joey’s from Whitestone says:
This is y. We got to get out nov 6. Get rid of these filthy liberals. Get Como out. Vote Marc Molinaro. And for the proud Boys. Keep up the good work...... make nyc. Great again
Oct. 22, 2018, 8:34 pm
Tom from Queens says:
Trash bag human like the moron above me pretending to be two different posters.
Oct. 22, 2018, 8:35 pm
Steve from Bayside says:
Look another angry liberal. If you don’t like leave nyc. In about 6 months this will not be a sanctuary city and no more free benefits Red wave. Will. Cover nyc bye bye liberals go hide under a rock
Oct. 23, 2018, 6:48 am
Elizabeth from Jackson Heights says:
CM Lancman is right - New Yorkers will never tolerate a bunch of jerks like the cowardly P Boys in NYC! Lock them up! After they serve time in prison, send them to DOE/Ready Willing and Able and put them to work cleaning up the streets.
Oct. 23, 2018, 7:31 am
Idiot Steve from Bayside says:
Haha Steve is a lunatic who lives under a rock. Guess what Steve NYC is a liberal city just like all big cities. THEY ARE ALL LIBERAL. Maybe if you don't like it YOU should leave, GTFO moron.
Oct. 23, 2018, 7:56 am
Tom from NY says:
We should all rise up and take down these filthy leeches of society, the Libtard and any Hypocrat's have a mental disorder. If they think we won't push back then they are wrong because it will get ugly real soon.
Oct. 23, 2018, 9:51 am
Tom from NY says:
IS there a Go Fund Me site for the Poor Boys?
Oct. 23, 2018, 9:53 am
Gino g from Whitestone says:
Look at all these liberal dirtbags still angry they lost the election now they’re gonna lose on November 6 can’t wait till cuomo out and you all will deported. all you free loaders your time is done Bye-bye you whiny little babies keep crying.
Oct. 23, 2018, 11:35 am
Steve from Bayside says:
Differences I’m legal and you’re not I work not a freeloader and neither of my children or my forefathers so who’s the loser time for you to get the hell out
Oct. 23, 2018, 11:37 am
Alissa from New York City says:
This group sounds more like the Pathetic Boys who got lost and somehow ended up in New York. Maybe they need to take a ride on the subway...
Oct. 23, 2018, 12:09 pm
Gino wa waa waaa waaah says:
YOU are the one that sounds like crying tough guy
Oct. 23, 2018, 1:01 pm
Idiot Steve from Bayside says:
Stevie boy please tell us what immigration status has to do with being a loser. Are you saying legal American citizens never commit crimes and are holier than thou? Both illegals and legal citizens commit crimes so I'm not sure what your point is. Also why are you accusing illegals of not working, in fact almost all illegals are employed making pennies on the dollar doing jobs that regular Americans don't want. You are so hateful for no reason. I feel sorry for your family.
Oct. 23, 2018, 1:11 pm
Tina from Whitestone says:
Agree - feel VERY sorry for their families. What foul language - nothing to be proud of Gino, Tom and Joey - we are sick of the lies and insults and racism and very bad behavior. Will someone get a a bar of soap! These guys need it badly.
Oct. 23, 2018, 6:06 pm
Joey from Whitestone says:
Hey idiot. They did there hear illegal so there all criminals dum asssss
Oct. 23, 2018, 9:32 pm
Celtic from Bayside says:
The best part is the ANTIFA snowflakes actually started it by throwing bottles - then got the ASSES kicked by real men...NYC style. POWER TO THE PROUD BOYS!!!
Oct. 24, 2018, 12:24 am
Frank from Bayside says:
New name - Prison Boys!
Oct. 24, 2018, 8:13 am
Johnny from Astoria says:
Lol Joey can't even form a complete sentence. I think the illegals know the English language better than you retard. Celtic are you advocating for violence? Why do you give us your address and full name, let's see how tough you really are snowflake.
Oct. 24, 2018, 10:33 am
Joey from Whitestone Hey Astoria says:
Hey Astoria You’re town just like the South Bronx a —— hole you’re all free loaders who live off wik.
Oct. 24, 2018, 6:40 pm
Johnny from Astoria says:
If anyone's freeloading Joey, it's probably you. I can't imagine anyone so stupid with a real job. You talk like you have a 5th grade education. Go back to school boy and learn something.
Oct. 24, 2018, 6:58 pm
Celtic from Bayside says:
Johnny (aka snowflake) from Astoria. Give me your address and I'll come to you.
Oct. 25, 2018, 12:12 am
Johnny from Astoria says:
No Celtic, you're the one posting with a fake name so what are you so afraid of? Is it because you support the proud boys and are ashamed to let other people know? Tell us your name so everyone can know what a fine human being you are.
Oct. 25, 2018, 7:09 am
Celtic from Bayside says:
I have no idea why you keep saying I'm someone else. I just started posting here a month ago, you wack job. If you won't give me your address, then come meet me tomorrow at 9pm at Sangria's on Francis Lewis Blvd. I'll be wearing a Rangers hat at the front door, tough guy.
Oct. 25, 2018, 8:11 pm
Mike from NYC says:
I’m surprised this guy lives in Jackson Heights. You would think he’s from Whitestone, South Ozone Park or the white part of Staten Island. Why would he surround himself with immigrants and minorities?
Oct. 30, 2018, 6:43 am

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