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Published On: Thu, Nov 10th, 2016

American University students burn the flag, chant F- white America in protest of Trump win

From American University comes news that students are burning American flags and chanting “F*** white America,” as the election of Donald Trump continues to weigh too heavily on their psyches.

“This is a representation of America! We are going down in flames!” one student yelled as she lit a flag aflame, according to the report on The College Fix.

photo/Jennifer Parr

photo/Jennifer Parr

A counter-protest broke out with someone trying to grab the burning flag, put out the flames and called the protest hate speech.

According to the Washington Post, this sparked a back and forth of chanting: “USA! USA!” but were screamed at “with mocking profanity” in response.

Some students began chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” and protesters — holding yellow signs that said, “Black Lives Matter,” “Stand up to racism!” and “Stand against anti-Muslim bigotry.”

Check out the clip below.

Camille Lepre, a spokeswoman from American University, issued a written statement Wednesday evening: “About 200 students convened this afternoon in a protest to express their reactions to the presidential election outcome. The university supported the free expression of views on all sides of the political spectrum. The expressions were at times heated, but peaceful and safe. The university does not condone the burning of the American flag, even though the act is protected speech.” …

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