The atmosphere outside the Quicken Loans Arena turned volatile on Wednesday when police moved to put an end to a flag-burning episode.
Doing what they excel at, hating America, hard left provocateurs outside the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland made a feeble attempt to burn an American flag — the task almost proved to be too daunting for them — as police rushed in to extinguish the flames.
In the end, police arrested 17 people, according to CBS New York.
The Cleveland Police department’s blunt — and unbeliveable — tweet took off like, well, wildfire:
Meanwhile, video was shot at the chaotic scene…
“You’re on fire! You’re on fire, stupid!” a police officer shouted at a protester while trying to extinguish the flames, CBS New York reported.
“Stupid” being the operative word, of course.
Many of the protesters were reportedly part of a revolutionary communist group and wore t-shirts emblazoned with the words: “Revolution — Nothing Less!”
Two of the 17 people arrested were charged with felonious assault on an officer after police moved in to confiscate the flag, Reuters reported.
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