Black Lives Matter protester sets fire to American flag outside GOP debate

A Black Lives Matter protester burned an American flag outside the GOP debate last night as hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Milwaukee.

A man set fire to the flag outside the Milwaukee Theater, where the Republican presidential candidates were speaking, and said he was protesting against the death of an unarmed black man who was shot dead by police.

He and two other men were earlier seen trampling over the U.S. flag while holding their fists in the air as they raised a Black Liberation flag.

Although highly contentious, burning the flag is a legal means of protest so police did not immediately intervene to stop the man from desecrating it.

However, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said the officers realized the flames could cause danger to other, more peaceful protesters so extinguished the fire.

The cops retrieved the flag before ceremoniously folding it up and taking it away in case it is needed for evidence.

Source: DailyMail

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