Gay couples commandeered the Proud Boys hashtag on Twitter over the weekend after President TrumpDonald TrumpCaitlyn Jenner says election was not 'stolen,' calls Biden 'our president' Overnight Health Care: FDA authorizes Pfizer vaccine for adolescents | Biden administration reverses limits on LGBTQ health protections Overnight Defense: US fires 30 warning shots at Iranian boats | Kabul attack heightens fears of Afghan women's fates | Democratic Party leaders push Biden on rejoining Iran deal MORE told the violent far-right group to “stand by” in last week’s presidential debate.

Numerous people using the hashtag have shared images and stories from pivotal moments in their relationships., with high-profile participants including the Canadian Armed Forces and “Star Trek” actor George Takei.

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In the Tuesday debate, asked to condemn the group, Trump responded “Proud Boys, stand back and stand by.”

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Social media activity indicated the group took the comment as a call to arms, and members quickly created memes incorporating it.

Trump insisted he “[didn’t] know what the Proud Boys are” the next day and adding “they should stand down. Let law enforcement do their work.”

The same day, Alan Swinney, a member of the group, was arrested on charges of assault, pointing a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon for brandishing a gun at counterprotests in Portland, Ore.