American flag burned outside LA office of congresswoman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A crowd that gathered outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group has burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck.

The incident happened Thursday after the Oath Keepers group failed to appear at the office. A group of counter-protesters there to support Waters were chanting black power slogans when the pickup approached.

The vehicle, occupied by two men who appeared to be white, was stopped by the crowd. Some protesters opened the doors and one grabbed the flag flying on a pole in the bed of the truck, which sped off.

The flag was stepped on and burned.

Someone yelled, “This is not the American flag, this is their flag.”

No one was injured.

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