The person who applied on behalf of the fraternity of Proud Boys to have a street dance in Scotland on September 18th says that because of safety concerns for the Proud Boys and public, the group would no longer sponsor the event but would try to find a local sponsor.
David Finnell confirmed in a Facebook message that he is the man who asked the Scotland City Council for permission to have a street dance from noon until midnight on Sept. 18. The council approved the request to close a section of a city street with requirements for alcohol and food venders.
Proud Boys is a controversial group that has made the news frequently in the past several months including for its apparent ties to the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
The Scotland City Council minutes from the July 12th meeting list David Finnell’s name and said he was making the request on behalf of the fraternity of Proud Boys.
KELOLAND News reached out to Finnell on Facebook for an interview about the request. He eventually declined and said Proud Boys would not sponsor the event.