Anti-ICE protesters pull down American flag, raise Mexico flag, vandalize ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag


A protest in Colorado ended up with the US flag replaced by the flag of Mexico:

Anti-ICE protesters pull down American flag, raise Mexico flag, vandalize ‘Blue Lives Matter’ flag

Updated July 13, 2019

Authorities in Colorado restored an American flag to its place Friday evening after protesters demonstrating outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility pulled down the star-spangled banner and flew the flag of Mexico in its place.

The protesters also removed a “Blue Lives Matter” flag, honoring law enforcement, spray-painted it with the words “Abolish ICE,” then raised the flag upside-down, on a pole next to the Mexican flag, according to local media.

Hundreds of protesters had gathered in Aurora, Colo., outside the federal facility that holds illegal immigrants, to protest ICE raids scheduled to begin Sunday in Denver and other major U.S. cities, FOX 31 Denver reported. …

Beginning Sunday, ICE agents will reportedly work to round up thousands of illegal immigrants across the U.S.

A crowd estimated at more than 1,000 rallied to protest the possible federal roundups of some illegal immigrants outside the detention facility, where some protesters broke through a barrier and upended the flags, according to local news outlets.

The American flag was eventually run back up the flagpole, but upside down and spray-painted with the words, “Abolish ICE,” as shown in video and photos.

A “Blue Lives Matter” flag is something related to the police/federal agents.

But I would like to mainly focus on the replacement of the US flag with that the Mexican flag.

Eleven years ago, I saw the advertisement for Absolut Vodka (shown at the beginning of this post) and posted:

I believe that the Absolut ad will get more and more Mexicans to think that Mexico deserves to get this land back.

And while some may think that this is only a fanciful dream, for decades I have believed that Mexico would join with the coming European Beast power and assist in invading the United States once the King of the North decides to make his move. And I believe that the King of the North will reward Mexico by giving it some (if not possibly, all) of the land that the USA gained through the sword from it. (Thiel B. Absolut Reconquista by Mexico? COGwriter, April 6, 2008)

Many in Mexico still want that land, including Colorado, back. It has be called the “reconquista” (re-conquering in English).

Apparently some in the US feel the same way.

A flag is a symbol of who controls the land.

Expect more issues to arise.

Various ones in Mexico have long considered that the USA is an enemy nation. Notice the following threat from a former President of Mexico:

“in his frankest interview yet, former Mexican President Vicente Fox:

“We’re coming back to the era of the ugly American. The gringo was hated all around the world, and this guy pretty soon he got the title. He is the ugly American, he is the hated gringo, because he’s attacking all of us, he’s offending all of us. Imagine, I mean that could take us to a war. Not to a trade war.

While many people will consider the idea that Mexico would ever go to war against the USA preposterous, I have felt for decades that Mexico would support the final European Beast power with troops when it successfully attacks the USA (cf. Daniel 11:39). (Thiel B. Mexican ex-President threatens actual war against USA if Donald Trump wins. COGwriter, May 2016)

Now this month, the Los Angeles Times  ran the following:

Yet Trump’s tactics, particularly if continued, are likely to have long-term consequences for the U.S.-Mexico relationship.

The aggressive tariff threats corrode a vital economic and security partnership. This tactic and Trump’s myopic focus on illegal immigration sideline a host of critical U.S. priorities in the bilateral relationship, such as countering China’s influence in the hemisphere and combating drug trafficking and corruption.

Yes, many Mexicans believe that the US is basically bullying Mexico.

Many in Mexico and elsewhere are upset about conditions that migrants are being housed in by the US government–this additional feeds longstanding hostilities.

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