The Portland Police reported that during the evening of July 31, 2020 hundreds of people came together in a mass gathering, giving speeches, blocking traffic, and also congregating outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse.
Some lit fires, climbed the fence outside the federal courthouse, threw objects and chanted. Protesters also started a bonfire in front of the federal courthouse. People brought plywood and other flammable material to keep it going. Some protesters were also seen in video burning American flags and Bibles, which were engulfed in flames.
Ian Miles Cheong posted video footage of protesters burning Bibles:
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
Other videos show American flags being engulfed in flames:
— RT (@RT_com) August 1, 2020
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 1, 2020
The violent chaos has continued in Portland for well over 60 days. Early Friday morning, Portland protesters dumped a pig’s severed head on an American flag, put a cop hat on it, and set it ablaze, Brietbart reported.
Antifa protesters dumped a bloody severed pig's head on an American flag outside the Justice Center in downtown Portland. They put a cop's hat on it and set all of it on fire. #PortlandRiots #antifa pic.twitter.com/qfAOT4ItxP
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 31, 2020
Congressional candidate Angela Stanton King (R-GA), Goddaughter to Evangelist Alveda King, lashed out on Twitter Saturday upon seeing protesters burning Bibles and American flags.
“Too far! Why burn Bibles and flags to show disdain for this country then turn around and preach the eulogy from those same bibles and use those same flags to cover the caskets of our American hero’s?” King tweeted.
Others on Twitter also reacted after seeing the video footage of Bibles and the American flag being destroyed:
A lot of “Christians” who were UPSET about President @realDonaldTrump HOLDING UP a Bible in front of a Church in Washington D.C are QUIET about “Protestors” BURNING Bibles in front of a Federal Courthouse in Portland.
— Dr.Darrell Scott (@PastorDScott) August 1, 2020
One user on Twitter noted “free Bibles a group was giving away earlier”:
Meanwhile, about 30 feet away, someone is burning what I assume is one of the free Bibles a group was giving away earlier pic.twitter.com/wnjM54IiLA
— Laura Jedeed (Misanthrophile) (@1misanthrophile) August 1, 2020
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 1, 2020
A century before the Third Reich, German poet Heinrich Heine prophesied that where books are burned, humans will soon be burned also. Antifa/BLM has chosen the brazenly atheist path of Joseph Goebbels. Let the reader understand. https://t.co/EADFMKTmRZ
— Eric Metaxas (@ericmetaxas) August 1, 2020
Theses violent communists — who are being aided, abetted, and coddled by most every major leftist politician — not only want to destroy America but Christianity. Insurrection Act! https://t.co/CsufCZHngz
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) August 1, 2020
Antifa burned bibles last night. They are what they claim to hate. Fascists.
When you vote, remember that elected Democrats said it was okay to burn bibles but not okay to go to church to read the Bible together. Vote GOP.
This election is Good vs. Evil. https://t.co/26HVhbONpv
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 1, 2020
Rioters in Portland are burning Bibles in front of the Federal Courthouse
What does that have to do with George Floyd or Police Brutality?
This isn't about black lives anymore. It's about destroying everything our civilization stands for.
Why won't Democrats condemn this?
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) August 1, 2020
What's worse, the leftists now celebrate burning Bibles.
These are the same people who want to control the White House, Congress, the Supreme Court, your state, your cities, your schools, AND your FREEDOM. https://t.co/5Ko0IeLmzd
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) August 1, 2020
Protesters (rioters) burn Bibles in Portland — 2020
Nazi's burn Bibles & books — 1939
Not much difference..!!! pic.twitter.com/TsjLVPLfit
— Thomas OConnor 🇺🇲 Born '62 🇺🇲 Only LEGAL VOTES (@TheyCallMeTomO1) August 1, 2020