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Cleveland police arrest protesters after flag burning outside RNC

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Cleveland police arrest protesters after flag burning outside RNC | PBS NewsHour

Police arrested 17 people Wednesday after a melee broke out during a flag-burning in the streets outside the Republican National Convention.

Among those arrested was Gregory “Joey” Johnson, whose torching of the flag at a GOP convention three decades ago led to the landmark 1989 U.S. Supreme Court decision that said flag-burning is speech protected by the First Amendment.

It's sad watching the first amendment being violated by GOP thugs. Flag burning is a valid form of free speech, covered by the first amendment. And yet, the police outside the RNC arrested people for doing it anyways, in violation of the right to free speech, protest, and assembly.

By the way, Gregory "Joey" Johnson is an awesome person, dedicated to fighting the right wing and xenophobes at every turn. Here is him being interviewed by the newspaper of our country's premier Maoist party, the Revolutionary Communist Party:

Interview with Joey Johnson: 25 Years After Supreme Court Decision on Flag Burning The American Flag Is Still ?Toxic?
 

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I was gonna put more, but the limit is 5 sadly.
 

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Cleveland police arrest protesters after flag burning outside RNC | PBS NewsHour





It's sad watching the first amendment being violated by GOP thugs. Flag burning is a valid form of free speech, covered by the first amendment. And yet, the police outside the RNC arrested people for doing it anyways, in violation of the right to free speech, protest, and assembly.

By the way, Gregory "Joey" Johnson is an awesome person, dedicated to fighting the right wing and xenophobes at every turn. Here is him being interviewed by the newspaper of our country's premier Maoist party, the Revolutionary Communist Party:

Interview with Joey Johnson: 25 Years After Supreme Court Decision on Flag Burning The American Flag Is Still ?Toxic?

The police are GOP thugs? /smh

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Cleveland police arrest protesters after flag burning outside RNC | PBS NewsHour





It's sad watching the first amendment being violated by GOP thugs. Flag burning is a valid form of free speech, covered by the first amendment. And yet, the police outside the RNC arrested people for doing it anyways, in violation of the right to free speech, protest, and assembly.

By the way, Gregory "Joey" Johnson is an awesome person, dedicated to fighting the right wing and xenophobes at every turn. Here is him being interviewed by the newspaper of our country's premier Maoist party, the Revolutionary Communist Party:

Interview with Joey Johnson: 25 Years After Supreme Court Decision on Flag Burning The American Flag Is Still ?Toxic?

Yeah, I've never heard of our country's "premier Maoist Party", so......

Useful idiots will be useful idiots, I guess. Thanks for the term Lenin! (Or whoever).
 

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Two officers were assaulted and suffered minor injuries, police said. One officer was seen bleeding from an elbow. Two of those arrested were charged with felonious assault on a police officer, the rest with failure to disperse.

Gee, looks like it wasn't the flag burning that they were arrested for.
 

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Cleveland police arrest protesters after flag burning outside RNC | PBS NewsHour





It's sad watching the first amendment being violated by GOP thugs. Flag burning is a valid form of free speech, covered by the first amendment. And yet, the police outside the RNC arrested people for doing it anyways, in violation of the right to free speech, protest, and assembly.

By the way, Gregory "Joey" Johnson is an awesome person, dedicated to fighting the right wing and xenophobes at every turn. Here is him being interviewed by the newspaper of our country's premier Maoist party, the Revolutionary Communist Party:

Interview with Joey Johnson: 25 Years After Supreme Court Decision on Flag Burning The American Flag Is Still ?Toxic?

They weren't arrested for flag burning, they were arrested for assault and inciting to violence.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/seventeen-protesters-arrested-cleveland-scuffle-police-002311847.html
 

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They lit themselves on fire, and the police tried to stop the whole thing. Flag burning, like all other demonstrations of free speech doesn't come without a few safety tags on it. The police did well to stop them before these idiots burned themselves or somebody else.
 

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They weren't arrested for flag burning, they were arrested for assault and inciting to violence.
Stop it with the "facts", okay? There's incendiary rhetoric at stake!
 
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