Supporters of Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) burned an American flag and chanted “black power” in front of the lawmaker’s office in Los Angeles on Thursday afternoon.
The Daily Mail reports:
A modest few dozen people made their rebellious appearance despite a previous request by the congresswoman that supporters not be baited into confrontation with the Oath Keepers.
Disturbing photographs and video emerged after the event that showed her supporters cheering as they burned an American flag and stomped on it while it was on the ground.
The Mail reports that Waters’ supporters chanted: “This is not the American flag, this is their flag. They also chanted “black power” and “resist!”
Waters has been engulfed in controversy in recent weeks as she called for attacks against members of the Trump administration after several of them were harassed in public, saying,
“Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”
There was no protest outside Maxine Waters office today. A group called #oathkeepers did not show up. Some counter protestors who came to support Waters burned an American flag in the street. #maxinewaters #flagburning #flag pic.twitter.com/pafH7nJrWL
— Carlos Granda (@abc7carlos) July 19, 2018