Congresswoman Barbara Lee Statement on fire at The Way Christian Center in Berkeley, CA

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) issued the following statement today regarding the investigation of a fire early Wednesday morning at The Way Christian Center in Berkeley.

“The fire at The Way Christian Center in Berkeley was extremely disturbing,” Congresswoman Lee said. “The fire was set in the middle of the night, just 12 hours after the church put a Black Lives Matter banner on the building. Whatever the intent, fires at Black churches recall the ugly history of racial terrorism in our country. I am sending my support and prayers to Pastor McBride and the members of his congregation, and I ask that the Berkeley Police Department fully investigate this incident as a potential hate crime. Black Lives Matter in Berkeley.”