'Woke' Mob Burns American Flag, Chants 'America Was Never Great' Outside White House
Flag burning takes place on 4th of July celebrations
A 'woke' mob of far-left activists burned an American flag on the 4th of July evening as celebrations took place across the US for the country's 244th birthday.
Julio Rosas, a Townhall reporter, captured the burning of the flag on Twitter:
“Protesters outside the White House have now set a big American flag on fire while chanting: America was never great!”
Protesters outside the White House have now set a big American flag on fire while chanting: America was never great! pic.twitter.com/448IPYUR0y— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) July 5, 2020
Other videos showed far-left activists dancing on the American flag and saying “f*** the Fourth of July” and “f*** the American flag.”
Last month, President Donald Trump warned that anyone who burns the American flag should go to prison for a year.
The president suggested Congress takes up legislation to make burning the American flag a criminal act, punishable by being sent to jail for a year.
“Two days ago, leftist radicals in Portland, Oregon, ripped down a statue of George Washington and wrapped it in an American flag and set the American flag on fire,” Trump said.
“And you know, we ought to do something, Mr. Senators… we ought to come up with legislation that if you burn the American flag, you go to jail for one year,” Trump added.
In June, a slew of historic statues were torn down across the nation amid the Black Lives Matter protests.
A statue of Col. Hans Christian Heg, a Norwegian immigrant who died fighting against slavery, was toppled by BLM protestors in Wisconsin last month.
The Democrat Party later referred to the Independence Day celebrations at the famous monument as a glorification of "white supremacy.”
Democrat Party Targets Mount Rushmore Says 4th of July Celebration Celebrates ‘White Supremacy’— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) June 30, 2020
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The Democrats wrote on their official Twitter at the time:
“Trump has disrespected Native communities time and again."
“He’s attempted to limit their voting rights and blocked critical pandemic relief. Now he’s holding a rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore – a region once sacred to tribal communities.”