Breitbart.com reports that
Rioters attempted to topple a statue of Andrew Jackson in Lafayette Park near the White House on Monday evening in Washington, DC, before being dispersed by police.
The statue depicts Jackson in uniform astride a horse at the Battle of New Orleans in 1815, one of the most important battles of the War of 1812.
In the battle, American defenders under Jackson’s command routed British invaders. Though the battle technically took place after the war had ended — thanks to the slow communications of the era — it firmly established American military prowess and played a role in burnishing Jackson’s credentials as a military leader.
On Monday, demonstrators broke through a fence around the statue and placed ropes around the statue, which they attempted to tear down.
#BREAKING: Protesters have opened the fence surrounding the Andrew Jackson statue in Lafayette Square and have climbed on top.
I’ve heard them say they’re trying to tear it down. @wusa9 #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/i8cBlM171b
— Jess Arnold (@JessArnoldTV) June 22, 2020
#breaking: Police clash with protesters in Washington D.C.’s Lafayette Park, police moving in to stop protesters from pulling down the equestrian statue of General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of New Orleans. pic.twitter.com/UosFeQQM5u
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) June 23, 2020
They shouted: “This is what democracy looks like!”; “No justice, no peace!”; and “Hands up, don’t shoot!”
The latter is a reference to the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014. Brown was killed while charging a police officer whose gun he had attempted to take, but activists claimed falsely that he had been shot in the back with his hands raised in surrender. The event launched the Black Lives Matter movement.
U.S. Park Police deployed pepper spray to disperse the crowd. Some of the rioters appeared armed.
Some of the rioters wore white helmets with red crosses and administered first aid to those who had been sprayed.
Nearby, the St. John’s Episcopal Church, damaged in a fire set by rioters on May 31, was vandalized:
St. John’s Church has been vandalized with spray paint reading BHAZ (Black House Autonomous Zone) pic.twitter.com/8D7UITVTK0
— Richie🎥McG🍿 (@RichieMcGinniss) June 23, 2020
D.C. Metro Police assisted in moving rioters back. They were accosted by protesters:
Two women are screaming at the cops outside the White House. pic.twitter.com/V9wTsoFDzf
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) June 23, 2020
On June 1, President Trump walked through Lafayette Square after it had been cleared of protesters and stood in front of the damaged church, holding a Bible aloft.
Mayor Muriel Bowser subsequently declared the plaza in front of the park Black Lives Matter Plaza, and allowed protesters to paint “BLACK LIVES MATTER” on the street. Some later added “DEFUND THE POLICE.”
Separately, police removed tents near Black Lives Matter that were set up Monday as an attempt to establish a “Black House Autonomous Zone,” or “BHAZ,” named after the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) in Seattle.
The CHAZ is now known as the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP).
After the crowd was dispersed, President Trump tweeted…
Good. It is time to get serious with these “useful idiots”.
If you are one of those, like the “foot soldiers” of Antifa and BLM, who believe that this is somehow about “overthrowing an evil, fascist, racist government”…you need to find out whose cause you are actually working for.
Because, it sure isn’t the side of “justice”.
On Sunday, Townhall.com reported that
One of BLM’s co-founders, Patrisse Cullors, admitted that the group is lead by trained Marxists who have the ultimate goal of ousting President Trump from office.
“I think that the criticism is helpful. I think the first thing is we do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia, in particular, are trained organizers,” she explained during an interview with The Real News Now. “We are trained Marxists. We are super versed on ideological theories.”
BLM founder Patrisse Cullors, reassuring an old communist that she understands that the goal is to destroy freedom: “we’re trained Marxists.” pic.twitter.com/x8sljI05Av
— David Reaboi (@davereaboi) June 20, 2020
On June 11, Breitbart.com posted the following list of organizations funding Black Lives Matter.
Airbnb – $500,000 to BLM and the NAACP
Anastasia Beverly Hills fashions – $1 million pledged, $100,000 donated so far to groups including BLM
Bad Robot Productions – film studio involved in Star Trek, Star Wars, and Mission Impossible, $10 million pledged to “anti-racist” groups. BLM among the first recipients
BTS, a Korean pop group – $1 million, matching donations from fans
Cisco, electronics giant – $5 million to groups including BLM and its own Fighting Racism and Discrimination fund
DECIEM cosmetics – $100,000 to NAACP and BLM
Democracy Alliance – another Soros-linked group, added BLM to its annual $500 million donor list
Door Dash – food delivery company, $500,000
Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy – Left-wing groups that established a $100 million donor fund
George Soros’ Open Society Foundation – $33 million
Glossier cosmetics – $500,000
Pokemon Company – owners of the popular card game and its characters, $100,000
Scopely – mobile phone game developer, $1 million to BLM, NAACP, and Equal Justice Initiative
Spanx – undergarment manufacturer, $100,000 to groups including BLM
Square Enix computer games – $250,000 to BLM, also matching employee donations
Ubisoft computer games – $100,000 to NAACP and BLM
The Weeknd – Canadian R&B singer, $250,000
Guess who BLM’s biggest “Money Man” is?
That’s right, the “Puppet Master” himself, George Soros.
George Soros has financed “protestors” for years now, going as far as trying to infiltrate Republican Nominee Donald J. Trump’s Campaign Rallies before he 2016 Presidential Election.
His deep involvement in the Ferguson Riots, along with his funding of Back Lives Matter and Antifa Groups like Refuse Fascism reveals a pattern of behavior which makes him the likely money behind the “spontaneous” protests which have erupted in cities like Minneapolis, Chicago, New York, Atlanta, and Los Angeles and, like last night, across the street from the White House.
In my opinion, it is time to freeze the assets of George Soros and to deport him from our Sovereign Nation which he seeks to “radically change”…
…while we still have a Constitutional Republic left.
Until He Comes,