By The Federalist. While rioters previously attacked federal buildings, businesses, and even officers, this weekend, they found a new target: Bibles.
A video posted to Twitter on Saturday shows rioters holding Black Lives Matter signs tossing Bibles into a fire. Bystanders stood and watched as the flames licked away at the pages of the books. . .
I don’t know what burning the Bible has to do with protesting against police brutality.
Do not be under the illusion that these protests and riots are anything but an attempt to dismantle all of Western Civilization and upend centuries of tradition and freedom of religion.
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) August 1, 2020
Donald Trump Jr. also commented on the video criticizing it as an escalation of Antifa.
Now we move to the book burning phase. I’m pretty sure ANTIFA doesn’t actually stand for what they say it stands for. Maybe just remove the anti part of them name and it’s perfect. https://t.co/LbjAANy3K5
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 1, 2020
There is a purpose to this. The protesters are signaling they will dismantle and replace our whole entire narrative. https://t.co/9wC2lsSXUp
— Mike Gonzalez (@Gundisalvus) August 1, 2020
(Read more from “WATCH: Now ‘Peaceful Protesters’ Are Burning Bibles” HERE)
Portland Sees 150-Round Shooting at Apartment Building, as Crowds Continue Violent Clashes With Police
By Fox News. More than 150 rounds were fired and one woman was shot in Portland on Friday night while protesters on Saturday – some of whom appeared to impersonate press – threw glass bottles and shined lasers at city police officers sent to quell the nighttime unrest witnessed for more than two months straight.
Saturday marked the third night of federal and state law enforcement cooperation in Portland, as the Department of Homeland Security continues to weigh plans to withdraw from the liberal Oregon city. It was the 64th straight day of violent demonstrations and rioting in Portland.
A shooting rang out about 11:08 p.m. Friday outside an apartment building near the 600 Block of NE 87th Avenue. The Portland Police Bureau said in an update Saturday that more than 150 rounds were fired and bullets struck at least eight occupied apartments and seven vehicles. One round struck a woman in the arm, and responding officers applied a tourniquet before she was transported to the hospital by ambulance with injuries that were not life-threatening.
“This is America and it’s a war zone with 150 shots in an apartment complex close to a Christian university. How can we explain that?” Aragon Marks, who lives at the building, told Fox 12 Oregon. (Read more from “Portland Sees 150-Round Shooting at Apartment Building, as Crowds Continue Violent Clashes With Police” HERE)