Maxine Waters supporters showed up outside of her east Los Angeles office Thursday to counter an expected protest by a group called Oath Keepers.
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
The Oath Keepers planned to protest in front of Waters’ office Thursday in response to the Congresswoman’s calls to harm and harass Trump officials but they never showed up. Mad Maxine’s fan club did and they chanted “black power” and burned an American flag.
The Washington Times reports,
A small crowd that gathered Thursday outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters to counter an expected protest by a self-styled militia group burned an American flag taken from the back of a pickup truck.
The incident happened after the far-right Oath Keepers group didn’t appear at the office after saying it would rally against the congresswoman.
A group of counter-protesters there to support Waters were chanting “black power” and other slogans when the pickup approached.
The vehicle, occupied by two men who appeared to be white, was stopped by the crowd. Some marchers 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 lit on fire as someone stoked the flames. A few people cheered and someone yelled, “This is not the American flag, this is their flag.”
No one was injured or arrested. Police wouldn’t immediately say whether they were investigating.
‘protesters’ outside @RepMaxineWaters office after Oath Keepers rally was called off
they’re marching around a burning American flag and chanting ‘America was never great’ pic.twitter.com/49CR0JtQ1o
— Ian Michael Giatti ♻ (@IMGiatti) July 19, 2018