VIDEO: Supporters burn American flag outside LA office of Maxine Waters

JULY 19, 2018

As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by LA Times:

A group of far-right protesters who planned to demonstrate outside Rep. Maxine Waters’ district office in South Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon failed to show up, but dozens of counterprotesters did.

Waters, who is one of President Trump’s most outspoken critics, angered the group and others by calling on the public to “push back” on administration officials they spot in public.

Calling Waters a “protest terrorist inciter,” the Oath Keepers publicized the planned gathering on Twitter and said they intended to “stand against terrorism, stand for freedom of speech and association, in support of ICE/Border Patrol as they enforce constitutional immigration laws.”

But at 1 p.m., police at the protest site said authorities had been in contact with the group, and it had decided not to come in order to ensure peace.

The article goes on to state the following:

That didn’t stop around 50 counterprotesters from arriving outside her office by 12:40 p.m., some from the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Local No. 36.

“We’re here to defend our community and the members of our union against the hostile threat of this violent organization that’s coming into our neighborhood with an agenda that is opposed to our interests,” said union organizer Cliff Smith. He said he and his group would not be “baited into confrontations.”

DML News offers the following additional information, published by APNEWS.COM:

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small crowd that gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters 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 article goes on to state the following:

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.”

No one was injured or arrested. Police wouldn’t immediately say whether they were investigating.

Attempts to reach a representative for Waters were unsuccessful.

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7 Comments

  1. Jeanne Lewis July 19th, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    Shows just what kind of supporters Maxine Waters has, DISGRACEFUL! That they would steal and desecrate the flag by burning it makes them TRAITORS TO THIS COUNTRY!
    You see that the Oath Keepers decided to stay away so there would be NO confrontation between both sides, to keep the peace!

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  2. Shirley Blanchard July 19th, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    So, Waters’s Oath states she’s concerned for the safety and protection of the(her) protesters…but obviously not about her Conservative counterparts. Hypocrite!

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  3. Susan W July 19th, 2018 at 9:47 pm

    How does Maxine Waters get up every morning and look at herself in a mirror? She is out to get ppl killed! Why is my GOVT allowing this woman to be in office!!!??? She is part of the Cancer that our country must stop!!! She is pure evil!

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  4. Bobbi July 19th, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    This one is on you Maxine, soon someone’s blood will be on your hands. How can you claim to be American when you show the world you hate America? Your karma is coming.

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  5. Capit July 19th, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    As long as our government boosters Waters hatred, it will eventually overflow to a river of red with Maxine right smack in the middle. And some black people wonder why they can’t get out of the slums….look no further than your leaders.

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  6. Kacy Swingle July 20th, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Absolute TRASH !! I can’t stand seeing or listening to these IDIOT’S ( Democratic Seat Holder’s) It is more of a Jerry Springer SHIT SHOW/ RUG RATS crossover temper tantrum!! Kicking,screaming, name calling included!!

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  7. Mary Sutter July 20th, 2018 at 4:51 am

    So, supporters of Maxine are un-American as demonstrated by their burning of the American flag. That must mean Maxine is un-American! And if not, where is her rebuttal to these people for performing such a dispicable, disrespectful, un-American act?…Krickets.

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