Tensions in Portland increased, protesters burned Bibles and American flags

Tensions in Portland increased, protesters burned Bibles and American flags

Protesters burned an American flag and a Bible in Portland, Oregon, provoking anger, just as weeks of violent demonstrations were coming to an end.

For more than sixty days, demonstrators on “Black Life Issues” including the “Mother’s Wall” and “Veterinarian’s Wall” clashed with federal agents in the city. The authorities sometimes used tear gas and civilians to blow up the marchers. Arouse national attention and respond with your own weapons (such as feces, bleach, bricks or batteries).

The demonstrations on Friday night were basically peaceful and seemed to mark an escape from chaos, as federal agents recently reached an agreement to allow local authorities to handle the protests.

But after midnight, the marchers were filmed on a videotape using the flag and holy book to light a bonfire outside the Federal Court. This was the focus of the riots after George Floyd died in police custody in May. , According to news reports.

Said on Twitter on Saturday: “Left-wing activists brought a pile of bibles to the Portland Federal Court to be burned.”

The American flag was burned next to a plastic pig in Portland, Oregon.
The American flag was burned next to a plastic pig in Portland, Oregon.Environmental Protection Agency

The post featured a videotape that showed demonstrators with a “black living substance” logo and threw the Bible into a raging campfire. The video was so popular that it received more than 1.8 million views and thousands of reposts.

Donald Trump Jr. said in a tweet on Saturday: “Now we are in the book burning stage.” “I’m pretty sure ANTIFA doesn’t actually mean what they say. Maybe just remove the opposite. [their] The name, and it’s perfect. “He wrote.

According to KOIN 6, a local TV station affiliated with CBS in Portland, the fire was extinguished by the mothers of the “Dark Life Problem” organization. They extinguished the flame with bottled water and stepped on the embers.

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