Nice… classy. Joshua Sturman, who was in Pittsburgh to ostensibly support Hillary Clinton, crashed a pro-Trump rally. He then lit an American flag on fire. When a Trump supporter tried to put out the fire after ripping it out of his hands, the rabid activist jumped on him and assaulted the older man.
The police stepped in and arrested Sturman, but this is a perfect example of those on the left. They want to stir up hate and chaos and then get their violence on. You can’t have an intelligent debate with these people. It’s all emotion and not good ones at that.
From Deneen Borelli:
According to a criminal complaint, police were told Joshua Sturman was in the area to support Hillary Clinton, who spoke at a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center later that afternoon. A group of Trump supporters had gathered on the opposing sidewalk in what police say was a peaceful assembly.
Sturman crossed the street and walked into the middle of the group of Trump supporters. The criminal complaint says the members of the group were standing close to one another, shoulder-to-shoulder. The complaint says Sturman then pulled out a flag and began to light it on fire.
The Trump supporters attempted to put out the fire, which “enraged” Sturman. Sturman then threw a Trump supporter to the ground and attempted to jump on top of him. Bystanders alerted nearby officers, and police removed Sturman and placed him under detention.
The Trump supporter who was attacked told police he was afraid the flag had been doused in accelerant.
Sturman is being charged with disorderly conduct, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and causing or risking catastrophe. What? No charge for being a dumb ass? That’s disappointing.
Joshua Sturman, who is only 23, tackled Richard Dillon, 67, because he wouldn’t just let him destroy an American flag. He shoved the elderly man down, jumped on top of him and started hitting him. The kid is a violent anarchist and a nut. Sturman, who is originally from California, had on a backpack and bandana, and red paint all over his hands. Supposedly imitating blood I would guess.
Video of the incident shows Sturman as he is getting off the man and his friends trying to get him to leave the scene, but it is too late, with police already there and quickly taking the young man away. So, evidently he had his buds there to dance as well.
The Pittsburgh-Tribune Review interviewed Richard Dillon, the 67 year-old man who was attacked by Sturman, shortly after the incident. Symbolically, he was saying, “I will burn down everything you stand for – beginning with the flag, Old Glory,” said Dillon, who is a Tea Party organizer in the area. “We cannot let the country be commandeered by people like that.” I couldn’t agree more.