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LOS ANGELES -- A small crowd that gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, D-California, to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck. The incident happened after the far-right Oath Keepers group didn't appear at the office after saying it would rally against the congresswoman. A group of counter-protesters there to support Waters were chanting "black power" and other slogans when the pickup approached. The vehicle, occupied by two men who appeared to be white, was stopped by the crowd. Some marchers opened the doors and one grabbed the flag flying on a pole in the bed of the truck, which sped off. The flag was stepped on and lit on fire as someone stoked the flames. A few people cheered and someone yelled, "This is not the American flag, this is their flag." The group was also allegedly chanting, "F*** the government, America was never great," CBS Los Angeles reports.
Attempts to reach a representative for Waters were unsuccessful. Ahead of the protest, Waters had warned counter-protesters to stay away. She said in a statement that the "Oath Keepers would like nothing more than to inflame racial tensions and create an explosive conflict in our community."
originally posted by: Infoshill
a reply to: CriticalStinker
the oath keepers didn't even show up like they said they would
Maybe this was just a troll effort.
LOL ... aren't the oath keepers suppose too keep their word... Troll fail.