I gotta admit, I got a kick out of this one.
A handful of liberal idiots protesting the RNC decided that setting the American flag would be a brilliant way to turn the tide of public opinion on their side. I don’t understand how these people don’t see the correlation between their thuggery and the rise of Donald Trump. I know plenty of people voting for the man simply out of spite.
These protestors didn’t need to be punished by law enforcement in this case – they punished themselves when their flag burning incident backfired instantly.
CNS New York reported:
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.
Hopefully they keep it up! Maybe an officer won’t intervene next time.