Last Updated on June 24, 2022
U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) announced that multiple, large pallets of bricks have been left out in Washington D.C. The bricks are located not far from the Supreme Court Building and House offices.
“@CapitolPolice, why are there 20 pallets of bricks one block from the House Office Buildings?” Boebert asked in a tweet.
— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) June 25, 2022
The bricks laid out in downtown Washington D.C. reminded many of similar occurrences during the violent George Floyd riots in 2020. During the riots, pallets of bricks were routinely found along protest routes in a number of cities that suffered violent riots.
In June 2020, police in St. Louis, Missouri identified pallets of bricks that were believed to be connected with riot activity. We have learned of & discovered stashes of bricks and rocks in & around the Plaza and Westport to be used during a riot,” announced the Kansas City Police Department on May 31, 2020. “If you see anything like this, you can text 911 and let us know so we can remove them. This keeps everyone safe and allows your voice to continue to be heard.”
Similar instances were reported in Minneapolis, New York City, Dallas and Washington D.C.
“Yo, we got bricks. We got bricks!”—#Rioters in Manhattan chanced upon a cache in the street equipped with bricks and a shovel at 10:01 p.m. on Second Ave between St. Marks Pl. and Seventh St. pic.twitter.com/dYB7vHdYqL
— Kevin R Hogan (@KRHogan_NTD) May 31, 2020
Planned. They dropped off pallets of bricks before the rioting began in Dallas. pic.twitter.com/a4lvyJNQNs
— 𝓝𝓪𝓽𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓞𝓳𝓲𝓫𝔀𝓪 (@BezhikZagidiwin) May 30, 2020
— Lala (@JanekaSmith1) May 31, 2020
The Washington D.C. brick pile comes as far-left extremists have promised a “night of rage” in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.
“THE NIGHT SCOTUS OVERTURNS ROE V. WADE HIT THE STREETS YOU SAID YOU’D RIOT,” said the far-left extremist group “Jane’s Revenge” in a statement. “TO OUR OPPRESSORS: IF ABORTIONS AREN’T SAFE, YOU’RE NOT EITHER.’ JANE’S REVENGE.”
The group — which has claimed responsibility for firebombing attacks in Madison, Oregon and Iowa — distributed flyers around downtown Washington D.C. encouraging people to riot over the past week.
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