A video has emerged of marchers burning the American flag whilst on a “trans power” march in San Francisco.
It shows people whooping and celebrating as the flag is burnt, and was filmed by a trans activist under the name of “mx emily a rose,” although she claims she was not responsible for the action itself.
After uploading the video, she ran a poll in which she asked her followers for their opinion on the video she took, where 80% of people said they were offended by the action.
The video I recorded of an American flag being burned at #TransMarch has sparked a controversy. What do you think?
— mx emily a rose (@nexxylove) June 26, 2016
She also said that within 15 minutes of Breitbart Tech Milo Yiannopoulos editor posting the footage, someone had posted her address online.
Whooping, mentally ill people in San Francisco burn the flag. https://t.co/Ozkuwi3Km3
— Milo Yiannopoulos ✘ (@Nero) June 26, 2016
However the justification for the act is currently still unknown.
Desecration of the American flag is generally interpreted as an act of political war against a nation, although the US constitution also bans the prohibition of banning the flag, on the grounds of the first amendment.