Protesters burn American flag outside White House on 4th of July

by Jordyn Pair · Jul 6th, 2020 8:23 am

Last Updated Jul 6th, 2020 at 10:14 pm

Members of the Revolutionary Communist Party hosted flag burnings across the U.S. on July 4 to protest America and President Trump, as well as to exercise their right to burn an American flag.

"Trump is attempting to overturn the decision in my Supreme Court case, Texas v Johnson (1989) that decided burning the flag in protest is constitutionally protected speech. Trump is fighting for a fascist clampdown of forced patriotism – by criminalizing disrespect for the flag, he is forcing respect for the flag," Gregory "Joey" Johnson said in a statement. "A year in jail for flag burning?! Forced patriotism [equals] fascism. I'm going to defy Trump by burning that flag and you should do the same!"

RevCom hosted flag burnings in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and near the White House in Washington, D.C.


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