“A crowd of hundreds of police officers, reporters, and onlookers swarmed around the flag burning protest carried out by a small number of communist activists.As the flag began to burn, it touched the back of one of the protesters, prompting a senior police officer to begin shouting “You’re on fire, stupid! You’re on fire!”At that point, police officers – some on horseback and some with bicycles – moved in to isolate and handcuff a small number of protesters.Police said two of their officers were assaulted, suffering minor injuries. It was not immediately clear how many people were charged with crimes as a result of the incident.”
It is a moment that should be captured and framed for more than its comic, irony. As the Wall Street Journal described it:
I know, its almost too perfect. While the ignoramuses and terrorists (in this case they style themselves as communist revolutionaries) play out their destructive dramas and make war on reality, it is left to the police who are pledged to protect and serve to save them from the fantasy that they were making a “political statement” and prevent them from burning themselves along with the flag.
As if that were not enough, the flag burners are wearing black t-shirts emblazoned with this logo:
Note the flaming color of the lettering, what a brilliant garment to set on fire with you in it! So who is BA?