Black Lives Matter Protester Tries to Burn American Flag, Then Something Amazingly Patriotic Happens

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A Black Lives Matter protester set fire to an American flag outside the GOP debate, but his demonstration backfired in a huge way.

Dozens of protesters were outside the debate Tuesday night with a handful of them trampling the flag.  One decided to take the protest up a notch.

Via the Daily Mail:

A Black Lives Matter protester burned an American flag outside the GOP debate last night as hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets of Milwaukee.

A man set fire to the flag outside the Milwaukee Theater, where the Republican presidential candidates were speaking, and said he was protesting against the death of an unarmed black man who was shot dead by police.

He and two other men were earlier seen trampling over the U.S. flag while holding their fists in the air as they raised a Black Liberation flag.

As the flag was set on fire, something remarkable happened.  Mainly, a pro-flag celebration broke out as Milwaukee police officers rescued the Stars and Stripes.

Via The Blaze:

When the protester was done trying to destroy the U.S. flag, three Milwaukee police officers reportedly used a fire extinguisher to put out the flag.

Police officers Joel Rossman, Jedidiah Thompson and Jutiki X were then captured on video picking up the flag, ceremoniously folding and then saluting it.

“The flag was taken to be inventoried for possible charges against the protester,” the Milwaukee Police Department wrote in a Facebook post. “Milwaukee police officers later conducted a small, dignified ceremony to properly fold the flag before placing it on inventory.”

Watch the impromptu patriotic flag ceremony held by the police officers below …

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