There’s a priceless picture that circulated the web about a decade ago, showing a terrorist setting an American flag on fire… only for himself to then catch on fire.
Yesterday at the RNC, we had the liberal equivalent of that. A group of far-left protesters displayed their patriotism by setting the American flag ablaze… only to set a handful of them on fire.
Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.
It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday. The chaos briefly prevented delegates and members of the media from getting into the Quicken Loans Arena for the night’s proceedings.
The melee brought to 22 the number of people arrested during the convention, far fewer than some law enforcement authorities had feared.
“Right now, I think so far, so good,” Police Chief Calvin Williams said Wednesday night. “We’re still out there, we’re still vigilant, to make sure we finish this day and the last day tomorrow on a positive note.”
Moments after the flag was set on fire, officers charged in to put it out with an extinguishing spray that some in the crowd thought was pepper spray because of similarities in the design of the canisters and the eye irritation caused by the fire-suppression substance.
“You’re on fire! You’re on fire, stupid!” a Cleveland officer shouted at a protester while firing the extinguishing spray.
H/T: CBS New York
With idiots like these pulling these stunts, hopefully they keep it up!
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) July 20, 2016
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