VIDEO: American University Students Burn American Flag in Protest of Trump Win

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Noa Leibowitz

Students at American University in Washington, D.C. burned American flags in protest of President-elect Donald Trump’s presidential win.

WUSA9 reports that several people gathered around a man who set a small American flag on fire with a lighter.

Students could be heard yelling “fuck Trump” in the background as students burned small American flags, according to FOX 5 DC.

The protest began shortly after 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday with both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump supporters showing up.

“I’m not surprised this face-off is happening. It makes me sad and confused and afraid for the future of this school and this nation holds,” said one American University student.

Another student  was upset at the demonstration, calling for unity after the election.

“I understand that most students at AU are upset about the election results but that doesn’t mean it’s okay to completely disrespect our country by burning the American flag. We need to unify the country, not further divide it,” said American University senior Arielle Thomas.

Before the protests, the university called for people to come together after the election.

The American University police department was on the scene, but just “stood there and watched” according to witnesses on the scene who spoke with the Daily Caller.

Student protests also took place at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Texas, University of Connecticut, California State University Northridge, UCLA, and Berkeley High School Wednesday.


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