Antifa Threatens to 'Burn' Down DC During Black Lives Matter Rally
Calls for violence during 'DC Queer and Trans Black History Month March and Rally'
Antifa mobs have made calls to "burn" down Washington D.C. during a Black Lives Matter rally in the nation's capital this weekend.
On Saturday, leftists marched in D.C. throughout the afternoon and evening.
The protest was named the "DC Queer and Trans Black History Month March and Rally."
It was organized at 2 p.m. by the Total Liberation Collective and the Palm Collective.
Later in the evening, the atmosphere turned increasingly more aggressive as Black Lives Matter protesters marched north from Dupont Circle.
Antifa members began mixing in with protesters and calls for far-left violence started to emerge.
Red and black "Antifascist Action" flags could be seen being carried by a group of protesters clad in black.
The protesters briefly paused in front of a row of restaurants where some protesters scuffled with police officers, independent journalist Brendan Gutenschwager reports.
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An officer swats away one of the flashlights, leading to brief clashes as police push forward into the crowd in front of outdoor diners here in DC #DC #DCProtests #WashingtonDC pic.twitter.com/UuA76fH5X4— Brendan Gutenschwager (@BGOnTheScene) February 7, 2021
Chants of "Black lives, they matter here" were heard.
"If we don’t get it, burn it down" also rang out from the crowd.
"We are here tonight because black lives matter," the group recited at the end of the protest.
"Despite black lives mattering, black people are still dying at the hands of the police paid for by our tax dollars."
Violent anti-police protests have been ongoing across America since George Floyd's death in May of last year.