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In a video obtained by GotNews, anti-Trump protesters stole an American flag from a Trump supporter and set it on fire.
The incident took place at a GOP convention in Burlingame, California.
At one point, a Muslim woman in a hijab says “burn that shit”.
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The flag-burning was caught on camera by Mike Carroll who uploaded the event to Facebook. Here's what he had to say:
“Raw footage of anti-Trump protesters outside the GOP convention in Burlingame. An anti-Trump protester forcibly took a US flag away from a Trump supporter, then tore it up and burned it. Throughout this members of the anti-Trump protesters were trying to block my camera and push me away, while saying to me, “Stop pushing me, bro!” and that I should leave, while we were all on Hyatt Hotel property. This group said they were expressing their First Amendment rights, but they seemed to think it was appropriate to deny my First Amendment rights to cover them. This sort of thing happens on both sides of a subject, but this happened to me today. This is unedited footage. Two video clips together. For those at home to see what these events look and sound like. This contains profane language. It also seems to be part and parcel of protest speech. It should be noted that burning an American flag is protected as an expression of Freedom of Speech. But, this flag was the private property of the pro-Trump supporter. That constitutes assault and theft. Not writing this to take sides, but pointing out.”
Mike's right. Anyone familiar with Texas vs Johnson knows that flag-burning is absolutely protected under the First Amendment. However, destroying someone's property certainly isn't.
What a disgusting group of vile creatures.