These communist anti-american protesters were in for a big surprise when they tried to burn our flag. Do you think that the police were right to do this?
Police pepper sprayed and arrested a group of Communists as they attempted to burn the US flag outside the Republican National Convention.
Officers arrested 17 people after a violent melee broke out near the gates of the Quicken Loans Arena, preventing delegates and journalists from entering the stadium.
One police officer was pushed to the ground as cops attempted to separate the Communists from their rivals, which included members of a group called ‘Bikers for Trump’. It was the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention began on Monday.
The third night of the convention kicked off with speeches from talk radio host Laura Ingraham, astronaut Eileen Collins, Kentucky State Senator Ralph Alvarado Jr and Wisoncsin governor Scott Walker who told a raucous crowd that Hillary Clinton is ‘unfit to be president’.
Donald Trump’s son Eric and his running mate Mike Pence are also scheduled to speak.
Two officers were attacked and suffered minor injuries in the the most turbulent protest since the four-day convention kicked off on Monday. Those arrested face charges including inciting violence and felonious assault of a police officer.
Police Chief Calvin Williams said the violence erupted when a protester whose pants caught fire became angry at a police officer who tried to put it out.
The melee brought the number of people arrested at the convention to 22. The Communists, believed to be from Chicago, had publicized their attempt to burn Old Glory and had drawn a large media crowd and onlookers.
Read more: Daily Mail