July 18, 2019

Flag burning and ensuing fight shuts down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of White House | USA TODAY

Flag burning and ensuing fight shuts down Pennsylvania Avenue in front of White House | USA TODAY



Revolutionary Communist Party activists initiated a flag burning in front of White House. Right wing extremists took issue and a fight broke out.
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Gregory Lee Johnson, who had been the lead plaintiff in the 1984 Supreme Court protecting flag-burning as a First Amendment expression of speech, had burned a flag as part of a demonstration. At least two people were arrested afterward, including Johnson.

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