UPDATE: Communists Throw Burning US Flag on Secret Service Officer in Front of White House; Two Officers Taken to Hospital with ‘Minor Injuries’

UPDATE AT END. Shocking photos show the moment Revolutionary Communist Party protesters in front of the White House Thursday evening lit an American on fire and then threw the burning flag on a nearby Uniformed Division Secret Service Officer. The photos were taken and posted to Twitter by Marcus J. DiPaolo.

“Communists burn a flag in front of the White House, toss it on U.S. Secret Service Police, who recoils in pain. Another USSS member comes in with a fire extinguisher and puts it out.”

Upon further review, DiPaolo realizes two flags were burned. The other incident, seen from other angles, resulted in several arrests being made as the communists burned a US flag in front of the White House and Trump supporters intervened. TGP report at this link.

Videos by the D.C. Examiner’s Julio Rosas shows the aftermath of the attack with the burnt flag on the pavement amid fire retardant, and the arrest of two protesters.

The Secret Service would not comment about the incident when contacted via phone by The Gateway Pundit. An email inquiry has not been responded to as of 6:50 p.m. EDT.

UPDATE: A statement sent to The Gateway Pundit by the Secret Service says two officers were taken to the hospital with “minor injuries”.

At approximately 5:30 p.m. today U.S. Secret Service Uniformed Division Officers responded to an incident that occurred on Pennsylvania Avenue involving an individual who was burning an American flag outside the limits of a permit that had been issued by the National Park Service.

Two individuals were arrested, one for felony assault on a police officer and malicious burning, the other for obstructing a police investigation and resisting arrest.

One individual was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries and the other was transported to MPD 2nd District for processing.

Two Officers with the Secret Service Uniformed Division received minor injuries while attempting to make arrests and were transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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