Anti-Racist Protesters Burn US Flag near White House

Protesters burned American flags just blocks away from the White House, causing US President Donald Trump to call on lawmakers to “do something” about it.

On Tuesday, protesters were seen torching an American flag during a demonstration in the nation’s capital, not far from the White House, where a crowd erupted into cheers as the banner burned.

The action by the demonstrators angered Trump as he boomed from his perch on Twitter on Tuesday night and wrote: “It is a shame that Congress doesn’t do something about the lowlifes that burn the American Flag. It should be stopped, and now!”

Trump has called for Congress to take action against "lowlifes" who burn the American flag, seeking to put fresh pressure on lawmakers to pursue potential legislation.

Source: Agencies