DC Church Responds After BLM Banner Was Burned By Proud Boys: ‘Reminiscent Of Cross Burnings’

Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott

The Asbury United Methodist Church located in Washington, D.C.released a statement Sunday responding to the Proud Boys ripping down and burning their Black Lives Matter banner on Saturday night, comparing the incident to cross burnings.

“Last night demonstrators who were part of the MAGA gatherings tore down our Black Lives Matter sign and literally burned it in the street,” pastor Rev. Ianther M. Mills said in a statement, reported by The Washington Post.

“It pained me especially to see our name, Asbury, in flames. For me it was reminiscent of cross burnings,” he added.

The incident, captured by The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott, shows the Poud Boys lighting the sign on fire, while chanting “f*ck antifa.”

D.C. police confirmed “on Sunday that the attacks are being investigated as possible hate crimes,” according to WTOP

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser also responded to the incidents involving the Proud Boys.

“DC’s faith-based organizations are at the very heart of our community, giving us hope in the face of darkness. They embody our DC values of love and inclusivity. An attack on them is an attack on all of us,” Bowser tweeted.

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