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Thursday, 17 August 2017 10:48

Protesters Storm Gov’t Building, Burn County Flag, Hoist ‘Antifa’ Flag

Written by  Craig Bannister

Leftist "Antifa" protesters stormed a county government building in Minnesota, seized and burned the county flag - then replaced it with an Antifa flag - on Monday.

After left-wing protesters marched through downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota in response to last weekend’s demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, they hoisted the flag of the violent left-wing group “Antifa,” raising it in front of the county’s government center.

The Hennepin County flag was swapped with Antifa’s, a spokeswoman for the county confirmed to CNSNews.com, and the event was caught on camera by a woman in the crowd, who posted the footage on Twitter.

“Protesters gathered outside the Hennepin County Public Safety Facility. I do not know any specifics. I do know at some point the Hennepin County flag was taken down, damaged and the other flag went up,” said the county’s spokeswoman. “This lasted for under 30 minutes at which time we replaced the flag with a new one.”

“We do not condone the actions taken Monday,” she continued. When asked whether the county flag was flying once again, she said yes, noting that “It is my understanding they partially burned [the county flag]. It was no longer usable.” To her knowledge, no arrests were made.

“Last night, protesters removed/burned a county flag at the jail & replaced with a flag of their own.

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Why were these terrorists allowed to do this? Where the hell were the police or were they ordered to stand down like all insane democrat mayors do during riots? Time to grow a spine, America! No more domestic terrorist "antifa" and "BLM". Start defending your home or lose it to terrorists!

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Why weren't these bastards hit with automatic weapons fire? At least with a flamethrower.

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All of the scumbags who took over the county building should be tried for EVERY law they broke, and should serve full jail terms. There is NO legitimate excuse for their behavior.

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Thank you, LeeRoy and Daisy Mae, for expressions of your complete and total IGNORANCE...of the law, of the Constitution, and most of all, of COMMON SENSE. One wonders if it's your socialization, or lack thereof, your schooling, or home schooling, or being locked into your socio-economic strata that leads you to post such outlandish tripe. On a note of charity for your behavior, perhaps it's the bull-(expletive deleted) spewed and espoused by such as Beck & Limbaugh. And...finally...if the REAL money was in LEFT-WING radio, that's where Beck & Limbaugh would be. Rabble-rousing on the LEFT, rather than the RIGHT.

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This Marxist miscreant crew is spawned and financed by the Soros-Obama Tag team from Hell.

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Floyd J Hardee Written by Floyd J Hardee
August 18, 2017
The power behind the scene is laughing at us as they set things in motion to defeat us and make slaves of us all! Are there any who see who is behind it?

Fascism is the use of violence and force to intimidate and coerce people to adhere to their ideology on pain of physical assault and /or death. It's a tactic of the communists, socialists, leftists, and democrats. Antifa must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.

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I guess the whippin they got last weekend wasn't enough!! Time to start mutilating these POS turds!! They tried that in Clay county WV and some guys burned EVERTY one of their vehicles to the ground so they could March all they wanted, to the county line!!!

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So why didn't the police shoot the bastards?

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(Updated: August 17, 2017)

If they have pictures, they have evidence. What are you waiting on? The jails should be filling up. The only way to stop this crap is with "accountability". Consistent and stern accountability.

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If I didn't re-read this I could have confused this with ISIS.....should I?

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Antifa? Nothing they're doing that a couple snipers couldn't remedy, very quickly....

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Minnesota. No one will be punished for destroying the flag or blocking the streets (again) because the is the land of the Soros backed puppet Gov. Dayton, wanna-be-pres. Amy Klobuchar and rigged election Al Franken. There's nothing that these politicians and MSM won't do to accommodate these uneducated, parasites for their votes.

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Tom Schwander Written by Tom Schwander
August 17, 2017
And no arrests were made? What has happened to law & order in America? Time to take back our country from these criminals.

Spreading soros hate is the only goal those simpletons have. They will generate another counter group and things will become more violent. Frankly, that would be fine!

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Can anybody answer what the REAL goal of this group is? I would like to ask them , but can't understand them speaking through a mask? Have they ever been interviewed by the media to express their want and needs or is the pay to good to just protest (and damage property)?

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One never quite knows, does one? Where do these protesters originate? The Left can impersonate the Right. The Right can impersonate the Left. There may even be some sort of Hire-a-Thug business, willing to protest for whoever does the hiring. And let us not forget that there are people who will riot in the street for funsies.

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(Updated: August 17, 2017)

It's time to start hangin' Commie Antifa protesters !

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It's time to declare ANTIFA a terrorist organization, hunt them down and prosecute for terrorist acts, shut them down. Then prosecute Soros for funding a terrorist organization, then a lot of this crap goes away.

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I'm surprised why CNN, MSNBC, CBS, and others didn't praise the Antifa actions. After all, these people are really fascists which is no different than the ultra-liberals.

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Burning flags (the protesters "damaged a flag")is protected free speech. The only crime might be damaging pubic property.....there was no violence. Violence is like murdering people in Charlotteville by an alt-right asshole. Taking down a flag and putting up a flag opposed to fascism is civil disobedience, an honored tradition of those who who reject violence.

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James Wherry Written by James Wherry
August 17, 2017
Dale,

Burning your OWN flag is your right. Burning SOMEONE ELSE'S FLAG is a crime punishable by imprisonment.

If I snatch a purse from a woman walking down the street, I have committed a ROBBERY which is punishable by 10 years in prison in Iowa. It is considered a violent crime, so prison is automatic and you must serve a minimum of 85% of the time, before you are eligible for parole. If I do the same thing to a flag held by a filthy racist, guess what? IT'S THE SAME THING!

If, on the other hand, I have the right to attack or accost you because I don't like your message, please let me know: I'm really wanting to punch someone in the mouth who burns an American flag! I had no idea - until you came along - that I had some sort of imaginary, new-found civil liberty to do so, but I'm sure grateful for the information!

I note in passing that the "Antifa" flag looks EXACTLY like the fascist flags of the racists in America.

- Jim Wherry
Errol Penfield Written by Errol Penfield
August 17, 2017
Your definition of violence is convoluted. You do not get to define violence based on your associations and leanings. Consider "we the people" and jury of your peer's system of justice we have in this country. It might help you to consider too that your lefty groups~democrats love to get Judges- single Judges- to make decisions so that balance is not struck.
My question to you about your peaceful connotation of Antifa- what do you suppose would have happened to me if I had tried to keep these people from defacing a public symbol, or stopped them from illegally accessing the flag? ....that is what I thought
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
August 17, 2017
You can read my mind?

I am using the term violence in its common meaning, the unjustified use of force.
That is also the legal definition. Nothing convoluted about it. The crime of using force to take a purse is far more serious than just taking it.

The real point tho is that damaging a flag in an act of civil disobedience is quite unlike robbing a purse, either violently or without using force.

Would you agree those in Nazi Germany who destroyed Nazi symbols should go to prison?

Do you thing fascists who want to strip others of their rights have the right to promote discrimination and violence with hate speech?

I do not know the motives of the Antifa in the flag incidence, IF it is being correctly reported, but they showed no violence, just a misdemeanor damage of public property.

The antifa flag looks nothing like nazi flags.....it is a circle with waves within, a symbol of unity and harmony. But those defending the Nazis will see what they want to see....damaging a flag is violence (akin to murder and a circle with wave is like the zig zags and swastika???????

I would not equate damaging a flag to murder. Would you?
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Brad Stewart Written by Brad Stewart
August 17, 2017
Good post, Jim. Ruff is a asshole Libtard snowflake who needs his clock cleaned.
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Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
August 17, 2017
Thank you, LeeRoy for such a fine example of "Trump supporter" intellectualism.
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Mac Poe Written by Mac Poe
August 17, 2017
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August 17, 2017
Cowards like you can only exist online. In person you are nothing. You will not use this language to someone else's face because you are an immature coward still living at home with your mommy.

Enjoy it while it lasts.
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Mac Poe Written by Mac Poe
August 17, 2017
Destruction of Public Property (The Commons) can be a felony depending on what happened and when. Regardless, it is a crime.

Antifa flag is stupid looking but that is not the point.

If YOU, or anyone else tampers with my American Flag or the Confederate Battle Flag on my property you will be shot.

I wouldn't want to be you. You are an ill informed coward who just hasn't messed with the wrong person YET, probably due to cowardice.
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Dan Sloan Written by Dan Sloan
August 17, 2017
in america you have the right to free speech and the right to assemble peacefully, antifa did not have a permit and were not peaceful. you dont get to pick who is allowed free speech. so Trump is correct that both sides were wrong. period.
you also do not have the right to damage private or public property that is not yours
Rob Schick Written by Rob Schick
August 18, 2017
Hey 50 shades of ignorant Dale..Snowflake..Ruff...Antifa are Marxist-Fascists Thugs R Us..Rent A Mobs funded by the Soros-Obama tag team from Hell....Their label is 180 degrees off. Antifa attacked Trump supporters and people who wanted to hear conservatives speak like Milo at Berkeley and Ann Coulter..They hate America and free speech.
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
August 18, 2017
Personal insults as a substitute for rational discourse is an admission of defeat and cowardice, not to mention a logical fallacy.
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
August 18, 2017
In almost all states, damage under $200 to public property is a misdemeanor punished by a small fine. Desecrating a flag in and of itself is protected free speech, according to the Supreme Court. If a flag costs more than $200,the real criminal is the flag maker!

Antifa flag is a circle with waves, one of the most ancient symbols of unity and harmony.
Stupidity is in the eye of the beholder.
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
August 18, 2017
Antifa did have a permit. It was issued by the city of Charlotteville. Who is feeding you lies and why are you buying them and spreading them? I think I know.

"ou had a lot of people in that [white nationalist] group that were there to innocently protest and very legally protest, because you know — I don’t know if you know — they had a permit. The other group didn’t have a permit."

Counterprotesters don't need a permit in a public park: "Charlottesville spokeswoman Miriam I. Dickler told Moyer that only one permit was issued for Emancipation Park — the one received by white nationalists staging the “Unite the Right” rally. However, counter-protesters did not need permits to protest that rally, she said.

“Please bear in mind that people do not need a permit to enter a public park, even when another event is scheduled to take place there, nor are they required to have one to be on streets or sidewalks adjacent to or outside the park,” Dickler said in an email."

For the events at McCuffy and Justice Parks, Antifa DID have a permit, which you can view at https://www.scribd.com/document/356483336/2017-Public-Demonstration-Unity-and-Love-Free-Speech-August-12-2017Certificate-of-Approval#from_embed

Your leader is lying to you; it's time to turn on him for making a fool of you!



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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
August 18, 2017
We are all waiting for our paychecks!
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Dale Ruff Written by Dale Ruff
August 18, 2017
They hate hate speech, which is the enemy of free speech because it promotes discrimination, violence, and is destructive of the rights of others. Hate speech is the justification and prelude to hate crimes. If Germany had stopped Hitler's hate speech, 70 million would not have been slaughtered.
Tolerance of intolerance leads to genocide. Hate speech is the enemy of freedom. True story.
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Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
August 18, 2017
Shoot, and YOU will go to jail.
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Joseph R. Davis Written by Joseph R. Davis
August 18, 2017
Hell hath no fury like a peckerwood who THINKS he can whip my ass.

When people say the violence on the left does not have the 'moral equivalence' of violence from the right, they are condoning their violent behavior. By condoning the violence of Antifa and pulling law enforcement out of the equation, it's as if they WANT bad things to happen. Antifa won't stop until they face consequences, and the MSM and leftist politicians stop treating them like heroes.

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