"Proud Boys has and always will be a symbol of resistance against a government that has gone amok. They have sparked a movement that will be a guiding light for many patriotic Canadians," the organization said in a statement shared via Telegram.
Moreover, "fighting the terrorist designation in court will prove to be expensive and time-consuming," the group added.
However, experts warn that such dismantling may be in name only, as new far-right organizations like Canada First are already thriving and sharing pro-nazi propaganda via Telegram.
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