One of the protesters arrested Wednesday at a staged flag burning outside the Republican National Convention in downtown Cleveland caught himself and two other demonstrators on fire, leading to a violent altercation with police.
The protester tried to keep the burning flag away from the officer, and in doing so, lit two other demonstrators on fire, as well.
Johnson is famous for a legal battle that set a U.S. Supreme Court precedent in 1989 that says burning an American flag is protected speech.
I’m all for the right to free speech, yet I’m also for when people setting themselves on fire while trying to light the American flag on fire.
Police interrupted this winner before she could light the American flag on fire.