Many Outraged After Protestors Take Down Old Glory at ICE Facility to Replace It With Mexican Flag

Some users on Twitter had choice words regarding a group of protestors taking down Old Glory flying above an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility in Colorado and replacing it with the Mexican flag.

On Friday, hundreds of people assembled outside a migrant holding facility in Aurora, Colorado, to protest the ICE raids set for Sunday in numerous major U.S. cities. During the demonstration, protesters took down the American flag hoisted above the facility and replaced it with the Mexican flag.

Additionally, the protestors also took down a Blue Lives Matter flag only to reraise it upside-down with the words “Abolish ICE” spray-painted on it.

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According to the Denver Post, the demonstration in Colorado was part of a larger nationwide event called “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps,” aimed to protest the scheduled ICE raids and “shine a light on the horrific abuses of the Trump administration in human detention camps,” according to the group’s Facebook page.

Eventually, armed guards took down the flags and replaced them with state flags and the American flag.

The removal and replacement of the star-spangled banner with the Mexican flag sparked ire with some users on Twitter.

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Some prominent Republicans shared their thoughts, as well.

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) weighed in, saying, “having a problem with these idiots doesn’t make you anti-immigrant. It makes you anti-illegal immigrant and anti-idiot.”

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel deemed the protest an “absolute disgrace” and called on the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates to denounce the act.

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) tore into the protestors for bringing down Old Glory.

Freshman Texas Rep. Chip Roy (R-Texas) visited the facility the day after the protest while in Colorado for the Western Conservative Summit, proclaiming that “Old Glory is going to fly over United States government facilities” and that those who disagreed were welcome to “come and take it.”

Beyond Denver, Colorado, ICE is expected to conduct raids in San Fransisco, California, New York City, and Houston, Texas, as well.

San Fransisco Mayor London breed said on Friday that the city police would not work with government immigration officials, adding, “If you want to come after them, you’re going to have to come through us.”

Published in IJR Red

Responses

  1. We as a country do not have any obligation to financially support another nation, nor do we have the resources to do so. We have laws that protect this nation from lying, cheating invaders.

  2. The ones who did it they should of arrested for destruction of property took down that Mexican flag and burned it and the others should of been given 10 minutes to clear or they would be fired upon

  3. I thought mayors, were bound by the laws of the federal government. Does this mean he would have a chance to wear jail house attire? Sure sounds like he should be getting ready for some serious repercussions. Any suggestions for the mayor?

  4. Wish Trump would stop broadcasting these type events. Wasn’t it Donald that criticized Barry for doing the same thing?

  5. Hmmmmm I notice that Democrats and liberals were silent on this! What a surprise!!! NOT It’s AMERICA….NOT THE UNITED STATES OF MEXICO!! What a DISGRACE! And it’s more of a disgrace that Dems and liberals are supporting this!!!

  6. It really is an invasion. Time to declare war on antifas, sjw’s, and Mexico. Round up all of the people that aid and abet illegal aliens while you are at it.

  7. I will never live in Mexico, never speak the language, I speak English! I am truly an American citizen who loves this that I live in, and any persons who allows illegal aliens free reign into this country and then puts up the flag of their country, then they have committed treason! Democrats are treasonous evil men and women and must be stopped!

  8. If you want to live under the Mexican flag, there is a place where you can do that: Mexico. In the U.S. we fly the flag of the U.S. If you do not like that, get over it or get out!!!

  9. Anyone who wants to live under the Mexican flag can go and live in Mexico! We fly the flag of the country we live in, not another country’s flag. Get over it or get out!!!

  10. It is a disgrace for those people to replace our American flag with another nations flag.
    It is close to a treasonous act. If they do not like and obey the laws of our nations they
    should go and live in mexico or another country. Since it is obvious they do not like
    America and take all the illegals with them as they go. I am for all people to come
    here but they must go thru the proper channels of our laws to get here. Many have
    come here legally. If they were in any other country and removed the flag of that
    country they could be jailed especially if it is a socialistic or communist country.

  11. So. Ppl want to turn this nation into Mexico. And they all want to migrate here illegally. Then why NOT go live in Mexico already?

    This is invasion. Dems are complicit. Drive out all the seditious traitors out of our gov’t.

    1. I agree 100% with you.
      read my comment thank you.

  12. Historically when an enemy invader conquers a nation or national outpost the flag of that outpost/nation is removed and the conquering nation/army’s flag is raised. So, are we now at war with Mexico? Why it seems hat we are and we have a lot of ‘George Soros’ types that will gladly capitulate and send our own people to the crematoriums.

  13. The cities which impede ICE should have their officials arrested, especially any Chiefs of police who interfere. The Mexican flag has no business flying over any U.S. government facilities.

  14. Denver is my old hometown and I am ashamed of what it, and the whole state has become. I wish my friends and family would leave there.

  15. So the real truth comes out…what these idiots wanted all along. Sorry, this is not Guatemala, Honduras or any other number of s hole nations. This is the United States….either come here legal or don’t come at all. Don’t tell the US and it’s citizens what u want…you get what u deserve. Come here illegally, oh well. Don’t and u won’t have problems.

  16. Only in PC liberal havens does this occur, go ahead America vote for more of these spineless wimps and see where it gets us.

  17. This should anger every American. Disgraceful doesn’t begin to describe this act of treason. I would arrest all those responsible for acts of treason against the US. Our flag, within our borders, replaced with a flag of a country run by drug smuggling, sex trafficing criminals?! If the Dems and their liberal zombies like Mexico so much, let’s pack their bags.

  18. The FIRST AMERICAN on the scene should have lowered that Mexican rag and set it on fire! If the idiots who replaced Old Glory with a foreign rag don’t like it here, there’s always much “nicer places” like Venezuela, North Korea and Cuba. Be OUR guest and LEAVE!

    1. A slight correction if you don’t mind. THE FIRST AMERICAN should be THE FIRST PATRIOTIC US CITIZEN as the majority of the illegals are American. Central American and South American.

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