Maxine Waters reacts to the flag demonstration burn in front of the office this week

People are chanting slogans as they burn a US flag outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Thursday, 19. July 2018, in Los Angeles.


Rep. Maxine Waters said that the counter protesters, burned and stomped on an American flag in front of their office in California this week to Express during the exercise of their right, were also acting to further “their own agenda.”

Water in a statement Saturday, said that the protesters that appeared outside of their offices in Los Angeles on Thursday so avoid in spite of their calls to “” of a planned protest by a right-wing group, the Oath Keepers.

“A lot of people from the community took my advice and avoided the event, but there were also groups of people that felt compelled to participate and their support for me, despite my request,” the statement read.

The Oath Keepers event came to be.

People who try, in a counter-protest, to open the door, a pickup truck occupied by two men outside of the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Thursday, 19. July 2018, in Los Angeles.


Waters said that a group of nonpeaceful protesters, not necessarily from their constituency, to counter-protest, “not so much to support me, but to search, press attention to promote their own goals.”

During the Thursday protest, a vehicle approached with an American flag on the back and not from the mass. Some people started opening the car doors while the other one grabbed the flag and drove the vehicle. The flag was then kicked and set on fire. A few people cheered and someone shouted, “This is the American flag, their flag.”

“While Waters does not agree with the torching of the flag as a form of protest, I understand the Constitution guarantees to everyone the right to this form of freedom of expression”.

The democratic lawmakers said that they support any Form of violence, but their respect for the Constitution.””

Waters recently anger sparked under the conservatives, after she discovered called on the public, “push-back” on Trump administration officials in public.

Paulina Dedaj is a writer/ reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @PaulinaDedaj.

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