NEW YORK POST:
A self-described communist group burned an American flag outside a Los Angeles hotel Tuesday in protest of President Trump’s arrival in the city, sparking a series of fights with pro-Trump counter-protesters.
“America was never great!” chanted a contingent from Revolution Club Los Angeles as they locked hands in a circle outside the Beverly Hills Hotel, a video of the act tweeted by the group shows.
That refrain turned to “Humanity first!” as a rabble-rouser in the middle of the circle set Old Glory aflame.
Towards the end of the clip, one counter-protester can be seen trying to break into the circle, as those forming its perimeter brace their arms against the intrusion.
That clash was one of several that erupted throughout the tense stand-off, according to CBS affiliate KCAL 9.
“All my years, I’ve never seen that,” Gregg Donovan, a Trump supporter, told the station. “I was very disappointed in both sides. I took a neutral stance. I just stood there with my sign the whole time, but the burning of the flag really hurt.”