Far-left “anti-fascist” as well as also Black Lives Matters (BLM) activists stomped as well as also danced on the United States flag Saturday as part of a Fourth of July protest in front of the White House in Washington, D.C.
The activists were caught on camera by Breitbart News stomping as well as also dancing the Cha-Cha Slide on the flag. several those in attendance appeared to be affiliated with Refuse Fascism, an Antifa group founded in 2017 to combat President Donald Trump’s administration. Others inside crowd were also seen wearing BLM t-shirts as well as also identified themselves as supporters of the cause.
“This specific flag has hurt so many of us, so come step on This specific flag,” one of the activists can be heard, encouraging protesters to join in denigrating the flag, according to video captured by Breitbart News. “Get [This specific flag] dirty, that will what This specific flag can be, the item’s dirty, the item represents filth, greed, crime.”
The protest was one of several held across the country by Refuse Fascism, BLM, as well as also various other far-left groups. Officially, the activists claim the demonstrations are meant to show opposition to the death of George Floyd as well as also support for tearing down statues as well as also monuments, which they claim are a symbol of America’s racist as well as also fascist history.
This specific can be not the very first time either Antifa or BLM activists have engaged in such conduct in front of the White House in recent months. In May, protesters upset over Floyd’s death set several U.S. flags ablaze, while alternatively chanting “hands up, don’t shoot” as well as also obscenities at law enforcement.
As a result of that will incident as well as also others like the item across the country, Trump floated the idea of sending individuals caught burning the U.S. flag to “jail for a year” at a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma last month.