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Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:18 PM

Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax

Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax created on social media

For weeks, a mysterious figure on social media talked up plans for antifa protesters to converge on this historical site on Independence Day to burn American flags, an event that seemed at times to border on the farcical.

“Let’s get together and burn flags in protest of thugs and animals in blue,” the anonymous person behind a Facebook page called Left Behind USA wrote in mid-June. There would be antifa face paint, the person wrote, and organizers would “be giving away free small flags to children to safely throw into the fire.”

As word spread, self-proclaimed militias, bikers, skinheads and far-right groups from outside the state issued a call to action, pledging in online videos and posts to come to Gettysburg to protect the Civil War monuments and the nation’s flag from desecration. Some said they would bring firearms and use force if necessary.

On Saturday afternoon, in the hours before the flag burning was to start, they flooded in by the hundreds — heavily armed and unaware, it seemed, that the mysterious Internet poster was not who the person claimed to be.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/hundreds-of-armed-men-went-to-gettysburg-to-defend-it-from-a-phantom-antifa-flag-burner-created-on-social-media/2020/07/04/206ee4da-bb05-11ea-86d5-3b9b3863273b_story.html

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Reply Militias flocked to Gettysburg to foil a supposed antifa flag burning, an apparent hoax (Original post)
Zorro Jul 5 OP
SharonClark Jul 5 #1
Newest Reality Jul 5 #2
sop Jul 5 #3
captain queeg Jul 5 #4
kairos12 Jul 5 #5
NurseJackie Jul 5 #6
tanyev Jul 5 #13
Hoyt Jul 5 #7
Nevilledog Jul 5 #11
SouthernCal_Dem Jul 5 #8
Alacritous Crier Jul 5 #9
mainer Jul 5 #10
mitch96 Jul 5 #17
chowder66 Jul 5 #12
bottomofthehill Jul 5 #14
Turbineguy Jul 5 #15
sop Jul 5 #16
mitch96 Jul 5 #18
roamer65 Jul 5 #19
TheBlackAdder Jul 5 #20
struggle4progress Jul 5 #21

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:20 PM

1. They must feel so let down.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:24 PM

2. Out foxed!

Now that's what I call a FALSE FLAG...burning.

Owned. Gee, this looks like a great idea. Just troll the promiscuous gun toters who intimidate their fellow Americans, (especially if they are unarmed = best) by getting them to run around the country to do freedumb. Burn them out.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:25 PM

3. Dress rehearsal for when Trump issues the call for his shock troops to rescue him from defeat.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:27 PM

4. I didn't think you were allowed to have a gun in a national park

I think Gettysburg is a national historic site or something. Maybe rules are different there.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:27 PM

5. The Pickett's Your Nose Charge was all in vain. Again.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:33 PM

6. I don't understand and cannot comprehend flag worshiping. It's like a fucking cult.

I don't understand and cannot comprehend flag worshiping. It's like a fucking cult. It's worse than the cult-like followers of politicians (or at least they appear to be more violent).

My god it's just a piece of cloth. It's not some sacred artifact. It's not a living thing.

I have (well, had) an uncle who was a veteran and a flag worshiper. He was the kind of guy who'd recite the Pledge of Allegiance (in that rhythmic but broken-sentence style it's taught to children... syllable by syllable... rather than complete and naturally-spoken sentences with words that have actual meanings).

It always gave me a chuckle when he would LOUDLY EMPHASIZE the words "under god" as he parroted through the rest of his "pledge" in a rote and perfunctory manner.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #6)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:50 PM

13. And yet they are not the least bit offended by this:



I don’t get it.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:37 PM

7. The ignorant white wingers will just claim their gunz and presence keep protesters away.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:46 PM

11. Yup. Like they did in Oregon.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:44 PM

9. Just the thought of waving...

Confederate flags at Gettysburg battlefield.... Sheesh!!

Would these jackasses show up at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7 waving the Japanese flag??


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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:44 PM

10. "Antifa" should send them scurrying to all corners of the country

Let's exhaust them and get 'em running off to multiple middles of nowhere in search of the mysterious Antifa enemy.

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Response to mainer (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:16 PM

17. Thats what I was thinking.. Send them all over the place so they don't know WHAT is real..

That would be a hoot!!
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 01:49 PM

12. There is a video in that article that shows about 50 of them surrounding a pastor wearing

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:02 PM

14. Best laugh

From the Post Article

“There would be antifa face paint, the person wrote, and organizers would “be giving away free small flags to children to safely throw into the fire.”

And the fools showed up in force....WTF are we coming to

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:07 PM

15. They are easily fooled

It's why they vote for trump.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 02:11 PM

16. "...antifa flag burning..." What's an Antifa flag look like?

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Response to sop (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:20 PM

18. HUmmm... Nazi Germany was facist.. Mussolini's italy was facist...

Who was against them??? Britain, France, and .... US!! So Anti facist.. aka Antifa flag is our flag..
Ahhh no. Don't burn the old stars and bars..... These guys are so screwed up it's amazing...
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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:21 PM

19. More of this should happen.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 05:48 PM

20. They got there and beat up the VFW members who are practicing proper flag disposal. 😂😂😂

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Sun Jul 5, 2020, 06:10 PM

21. They didn't liberated the children from the sex-slave ring in the battlefield basement while there?

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