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

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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.”

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Patriotic
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Patriotic

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.

Bonnie Keever
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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

Dale F Yamarino
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Dale F Yamarino

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?

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

Lynn
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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!!!

Steven
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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.

Patti Harrison
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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!

Sandy Swinney
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Sandy Swinney

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!!!

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