DC protesters burned an American flag on the US Independence Day, NBC Washington reported.
WTOP reporter Alejandro Alvarez noted that a group of protesters tried to stop another group called the Revolutionary Communist Party from burning several small American flags.
After some arguments, the group managed to get a larger flag and they were burning it and chanting: "Slavery, genocide and war — America was never great."
Hundreds of protesters marched from Black Lives Matter Plaza to the National Mall. And there were tense moments between protesters and US President Donald Trump's supporters.
"Riot police confronting protesters on the National Mall — fully geared up with batons, shields and all — while fireworks boom in the sky with patriotic music blaring might be the ultimate snapshot of where we are as a country right now," Alvarez added.