Is there any better force of justice than instant justice?We know from history that communists can’t run a society properly – but apparently even a task as simple as lighting a flag on fire is too much for them as well. A group of protestors with the Revolutionary Communist Party USA tried to pull off the feat… then promptly caught fire.
Protestor lit flag on fire, then lit himself on fire, catching others on fire. Flames extinguished by firefighters. No serious injuries.
— Cleveland Police (@CLEpolice) July 20, 2016
CBS New York (via the Gateway Pundit) reports:Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.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.
Here’s footage of the incident:
Shame on the police…. for putting the fire out.
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]