A group of Catholics were praying for peace and unity for their city, and for the protection of a Saint Louis statue, when Black Lives Matter (BLM) troublemakers suddenly descended upon the scene and immediately began to taunt and then attack the Catholics as they were peacefully praying.
The statue of Saint Louis has nothing to do with police brutality. To physically assault people who are doing nothing more than praying for peace is nothing short of acting like a bunch of animals declaring war on the civil society. Blue jurisdictions are allowing it to happen, and that acquiescence only emboldens thugs more. It would be one thing if they were Democrat Klan members calling for segregation or something. They weren’t. They were simply Catholics praying the rosary. My God! What racists, right?
For some people, the statute is a symbol of the history of the city. For others, it’s a bulwark of their Catholic faith, but for some, it has a much darker and more painful meaning.
“We are more than willing to talk about it and the historical implications but sadly there was no dialogue, there was only hatred,” said Conor Martin, a Catholic who said he wants to save the statue.
“We weren’t doing anything,” Martin said. “We were literally peacefully praying the rosary.”
The Circuit Attorney says her office is going over the weekend events when groups clashed Saturday at the base of the Apotheosis of St. Louis statue on Art Hill.
It was not a “clash” between both sides, as the Catholics were not looking for violence, and they did not fight back. It was an attack by BLM on innocent people, plain and simple.
“I am alarmed at the events that occurred over the weekend, where peaceful protesters were met by guns and a violent assault,” Gardner said in a statement on Monday. “We must protect the right to peacefully protest, and any attempt to chill it through intimidation or threat of deadly force will not be tolerated. My office is currently working with the public and police to investigate these events. Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable.”
On Saturday, Protesters demanding that the statue of King Louis IX be taken down argued with one other group who got here to wish and sing spiritual songs in assist of the statue of the Catholic saint. Protesters argued that the statue symbolized racism, whereas Catholics argued the statue’s spiritual that means is necessary to the town.
The BLM spit on the protesters, name-called them, shoved fingers in their faces, and pushed them, just to get a reaction, but the group did not retaliate.
As the protest started to wind down, somebody threw a pink liquid on a man and punches were thrown. Nobody appeared to have been badly hurt. Police ordered one man to leave the scene.
Police mentioned they took a report of an assault in the fourth degree where a man said he was slapped in the head several times, however, no arrests were made.
They beat up an old man. Real tough guys, all of them. Put that on their resumes. Scum.
Terrence Page, the man in the blue bandanna, says he believes the people there were terrorist groups that needed to be met with force.
What an absurdity. I’m surprised he didn’t accuse them of calling them the N-word.
“It’s not acceptable, our country as a whole has failed to do it, that’s it,” Page said.
Martin, of course, denied any affiliation to any hate group, “That’s false. It’s 100 percent false.”
BLM is showing the country what they’re made of. It’s a shame that some innocent people have to be assaulted to get the message out because our news media won’t expose them as the dangerous thugs they are.