WATCH: Portland Protesters Burn Stack Of Bibles

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A group of protesters in Portland burned a stack of Christian bibles amid ongoing protests against police brutality.

The Daily Wire reports the group also torched American flags during an evening incident just outside the federal Mark O. Hatfield Courthouse.

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The protesters reportedly were outside of the courthouse, causing disruption, to try to provoke those local, state, and federal officials who were inside it.

According to the Daily Wire, Acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf announced a plan last week to use federal agents from his department to partner with local forces to diminish violent demonstrations.

“That plan includes a robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland,” Wolf said. “State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months. Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remain protected and secure. ”

“This plan is possible due to the valiant efforts of the DHS law enforcement officers protecting federal property in Portland from violent activity for the past two months,” he added. “The Department will continue to maintain our current, augmented federal law enforcement personnel in Portland until we are assured that the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and other federal properties will no longer be attacked and that the seat of justice in Portland will remain secure. This has been our mission and objective since the violent, criminal activity began.”

Many people online criticized Antifa for burning the religious texts—an action usually taken by tyrannical leaders or fascist governments around the globe:

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