The Christian Post :
Protesters tore down and burned a Black Lives Matter sign and banner at two historic black churches during Saturday evening’s rallies as supporters of President Donald Trump and counter protesters clashed in Washington, D.C.
Police said Sunday they were investigating what appeared to be potential hate crimes at Asbury United Methodist Church and Metropolitan A.M.E. Church where a BLM banner and sign were torn down.
Videos posted on social media showed a crowd of men taking down a BLM sign at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, founded in 1838, and another group of men burning a BLM banner in the street.
WTOP News reports:
The pastor of a historic D.C. church whose Black Lives Matter sign was torn down and burned in the street during Saturday’s chaotic pro-Trump “Million MAGA March” responded Sunday, saying the violent act was “reminiscent of cross burnings.”
D.C. police confirmed to WTOP on Sunday that the attacks are being investigated as possible hate crimes. “We take these offenses seriously and we are currently investigating them as possible hate crimes,” a spokesperson said.
— DailyCaller Politics (@TheDCPolitics) December 14, 2020
The DC police said they’re currently investigating the Proud Boys’ burning of #BlackLivesMatter signs at churches in Washington as possible hate crimes.
“For me, it was reminiscent of cross burnings,” the pastor of Asbury United Methodist church saidhttps://t.co/WD5TJL0ReO
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) December 13, 2020
The Proud Boys and Trump supporters burn the BLM banner while chanting and cheering in downtown DC: pic.twitter.com/L16azBBhbr
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) December 13, 2020
Proud Boys and other white supremacists burn a Black Lives Matter sign from the Asbury United Methodist Church in D.C. while dousing it with lighter fluid to intensify the flames. This public act is intended to terrorize and send a message to Black people. pic.twitter.com/0YNsTDaVqF
— Kristen Clarke (@KristenClarkeJD) December 13, 2020
DC: Proud Boys pull a “Black Lives Matter” poster off a progressive church building
Throw it over the fence and rip it a part. A woman yells that they “should burn it”
— ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) December 13, 2020
Me: Hey Muslims, let’s arm ourselves and run around the streets of DC and beat up people and burn flags and vandalize stuff within sight of hundreds of cops.
Muslims: Nah, we’ll pass. We don’t want to get shot and killed.
Me: Good call. My bad.
Meanwhile, the Proud Boys…
— Wajahat “Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic” Ali (@WajahatAli) December 13, 2020