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Group burns, damages BLM signs form two DC Black churches

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Black Lives Matter DC leaders are calling on the mayor to take motion.

WASHINGTON — A bunch of demonstrators was seen on video ripping and setting fireplace to Black Lives Matter banners at two African American church buildings in D.C. throughout a late-night Professional-Trump protest on Saturday.

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In line with the Black Lives Matter group, Ashbury Methodist, the oldest African American church to stay on its unique website, was certainly one of two Black church buildings they stated was focused by the group throughout the unrest. They stated the group additionally “attacked” Metropolitan AME Church.

“That they had the fitting to roam dc streets and tear down black lives matter indicators. That’s a hate crime,” stated NeeNee Taylor, co-organizer of Black Lives Matter DC. “That is unacceptable, and BLM is demanding that police be held accountable and the town council maintain Muriel Bowser accountable for permitting the Proud Boys to return again to our metropolis and do the very same factor they did November the 14.” 

In movies circulating on social media, you could possibly see a bunch of protesters surrounding a Black Lives Matter banner that belonged to Ashbury Methodist as they chanted “F***okay Antifa!” and set it on fireplace inflicting harm. 

One other video confirmed the second a bunch eliminated a Black Lives Matter signal from Metropolitan AME church and ripped it.

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The pastor of  Ashbury Methodist Church stated in an announcement launched Sunday that the act reminded him of the “paying homage to cross burnings.”

Learn the total assertion under launched by Senior Pastor Dr. Ianther M. Mills of Ashbury Methodist Church:

Now, leaders of the Black Lives Matter group are calling on the Justice Division to open a federal civil rights investigation into the D.C. Black church buildings that have been focused by teams the group believes have been white supremacists and members of the Proud Boys. 

“Yesterday, D.C. was invaded by white supremacists who have been aided and guarded by the Metropolitan Police Division (MPD),” stated April Goggans, a core organizer with Black Lives Matter DC. “We by no means anticipate police to guard Black individuals or anybody crucial of police; and the individuals of D.C. should be clear MPD bodily protected white supremacists, as they threatened lives, broken historic church buildings and destroyed and burned property. MPD allowed Proud Boys to bodily assault D.C. residents who stood towards white supremacy,” Black Lives Matter D.C. stated in an announcement.

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Kristen Clarke, President and Government Director for Legal professionals’ Committee for Civil Rights Beneath Regulation tweeted that the burning of the Black Lives Matter was an act of violence that goes towards the Church Arson Prevention Act.

DC’s Bowser stated in a Sunday assertion that her Spiritual Affairs Workplace and DC Police are “participating the impacted home of worship.”

Goggans spoke to WUSA9’s Jess Arnold late Sunday and stated what Bowser stated didn’t go far sufficient to fight white supremacists within the streets of the District. 

“Her (Mayor Bowser) assertion in the present day on Twitter, means little if nothing with out motion, as a result of the one motion we’ve seen is that that makes this OK, stated Goggans.

The unrest within the District led to 33 “un-related” arrests, 4 individuals have been stabbed on the intersection of 11th Avenue and F Avenue in downtown D.C. close to Black Lives Matter Plaza and eight officers have been injured in connection to the demonstrations, D.C. Police stated Sunday. 

All 4 stabbing victims have been transported to an space hospital, aware and respiration, for therapy of non-life-threatening accidents, in response to D.C. Police.

Black Lives Matter D.C. leaders stated they’re holding a information convention Sunday at 2 p.m. at Black Lives Matter Plaza to name on Mayor Muriel Bowser to defend and defend the rights of D.C. residents underneath assault by Trump supporters and white supremacists. 

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