One of the prestigious Black church buildings in Washington D.C. has filed a lawsuit towards members of the white supremacicst group the Proud Boys for allegedly burning the church’s Black Lives Matter signal.
The lawsuit was filed this week by Kristen Clarke, the top of the Legal professionals’ Committee for Civil Rights Below Regulation. It accuses the Proud Boys of attacking Metropolitan A.M.E. Church and “participating in acts of terror and vandalizing church property in an effort to intimidate the Church and silence its help for racial justice.”
The Metropolitan A.M.E. Church is simply one of many church buildings that was allegedly attacked by Trump supporters in D.C. throughout the December 12 protests. Video evidence taken exterior A.M.E. exhibits males wearing black and gold leaping the church’s fense and tearing down the BLM signal.
Clarke says she hopes the authorized motion will ship a message to future teams seeking to trigger chaos. “The Proud Boys and different violent extremists should perceive that they can not unleash violence with impunity,” she stated. “We’re ready to make use of the courts to carry them accountable and rise up for the establishments and folks focused by their racist actions.”
In a information launch, Rev. William H. Lamar IV, pastor of Metropolitan A.M.E. Church, emphasised the significance of standing as much as white supremacist teams. “We, the descendants of those extraordinary men and women of God, won’t enable white supremacist violence to go unchecked by the legal guidelines of the land,” he said. “On Jan. 4, 2021, I declare that we are going to be victorious towards these white supremacists as a result of God is with us, Jesus Christ is on our facet, and our ancestors encompass us. We’re on the facet of justice and justice will prevail.”