The iconic St. John’s Church near the White House in Washington, D.C., is reportedly on fire as violent riots rage in the area and other major cities across the U.S.
“Unfortunately, I can add just a moment it does appear that St. John’s Church is on fire, the Parish office,” Fox News’ Kevin Corke reported live on air. “We went downstairs, and it is on fire.”
Corke then walked over to a broken in window and showed a raging fire burring inside the church.
“This is awful,” Corke continued. “We saw graffiti, once the door was broken, we saw something similar happen earlier and as you can see there’s definitely a fire here.”
The historic St. John’s church across from the White House has been set on fire: https://t.co/mWgtdkwBq3
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) June 1, 2020
“The Episcopal church in Lafayette Square boasts on its website that every U.S. president since James Madison has attended services. Consecrated in 1816, the church also says the bell in its steeple, weighing almost 1,000 pounds, was cast in 1822 by Paul Revere’s son Joseph,” USA Today reported. “The parish hall was built in 1836.”
A New York Post reporter highlighted a video from what appeared to be the same church that showed the violent rioters ripping down an American flag from the church and lighting it on fire.
From earlier: American flag stolen from church and burned outside White House on H St #protests2020 #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/yD5tFYixw0
— Steven Nelson (@stevennelson10) June 1, 2020
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