'Don't mess with the Alamo': George P Bush slams 'Antifa attack on Alamo' only to find it was a hoax

'The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. And it will be defended,' said Texas Land Commissioner George P Bush

                            'Don't mess with the Alamo': George P Bush slams 'Antifa attack on Alamo' only to find it was a hoax
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A social media post claiming protesters have threatened to tear down the Alamo went viral on Saturday and rankled Texans have come forward to protect it from rioters. Lawyer Robert Barnes wrote in a Twitter post, “Protesters in San Antonio now demanding tearing down The Alamo," which now has over 9,500 retweets. However, the claim is unfounded as there are no other supporting statements that confirm that there are protesters wanting to tear down the Alamo, a structure completely unrelated to the George Floyd Protests and #BlackLivesMatter movement. The Twitterati concurred that the spread of the baseless rumors stemmed from conservatives who convinced themselves that people were coming to tear down the Alamo. 

Nevertheless, Texas Land Commissioner George P Bush posted an official statement on his Twitter handle, addressing the issue. "The Alamo is the Shrine of Texas Liberty. And it will be defended. My office is closely watching the social media posts and rumors from protestors who are threatening to the Alamo," said Bush. "Rest assured we have already deployed, for several weeks and will continue to do so, the Alamo Rangers in partnership with SAPD, The Departement of Public Safety, and The National Guard to protect this sacred site. My message to the protestors is simple: Don't mess with the Alamo." The Alamo is a former Franciscan mission located near San Antonio and became the symbol of heroic resistance for Texans. It commemorates Texas' independence from its Mexican oppressors in the Battle of Alamo, a siege that lasted 13 days in early 1836. 

George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004, at Madison Square Garden in New York City (Getty Images)

Nationwide protests and riots broke out after the death of the 46-year-old African-American man, George Floyd, at the hands of Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin and quickly gained momentum. However many rioters have been vandalizing property, tearing down statues and trashing historical monuments, transforming peaceful protests into violent demonstrations. Twitter users took to the platform to rubbish the claims about tearing down the Texas monument, saying they were just baseless rumors. I don’t see a single post or source about anyone wanting to tear down the Alamo. Y’all will believe anything you read, huh?" one tweeted.

"Who the f**k was seriously talking about burning down the Alamo?? I’m convinced conservatives make themselves upset for no reason. I’ve seen like no posts about seriously burning down the alamo that weren’t retaliatory...", a user wrote while another said, "Lmao I looked at the Alamo hashtag and can't find anyone actually giving a shit about it, it's just conservatives going "WE GOTTA DEFEND THE ALAMO" and liberals going "from what? nobody cares."

"Conservatives: Defend the Alamo. Liberals: From who? Is Santa Ana invading the US from the grave? Conservatives: DEFEND THE ALAMO!" said a user. "Where are these threats/ demands to take down the #Alamo? All I see are Tweets about defending it. Sounds like those towns where people were convinced phantom buses of ANTIFA were coming to attack", another added.

"There's absolutely nothing going on at the Alamo", a user confirmed in a tweet, accompanied by a recently taken photograph of a practically deserted Alamo. "Some troll got Texans all riled up bout defending the Alamo", one user wrote while another punnily commented, "LMAO I haven't seen any social media posts about the Alamo. Maybe P.Bush got it mixed up with Alamo Rent-A-Car?"

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