We’ve seen a lot of heated protests so far at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
But a flag burning protest set up by the Revolutionary Communist Party proved too hot for the group to handle.
The flag burning was supposed to be a “political statement about the crimes of the American empire,” but instead it became a statement about the commies’ stupidity when a protester accidentally lit himself and his fellow comrades on fire, according to Cleveland police.
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
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.
“Burn that rag! Burn that rag!” supporters of the group yelled.
A big thank you to the Cleveland Police Department that has to deal with BS like this all week!