Protesters in Washington, DC, allegedly attempted to remove a U.S. flag flying at the Capitol building and replace it with a Trump flag.
People magazine reported on the incident, noting that a number of people allegedly scaled scaffolding on “the second floor of the building where an American flag was hung…[and] tore down the flag and threw it to to the ground, inciting cheers and applause from some watching.” The individual “then attempted to replace it with a Trump flag.”
MSBNC aired the alleged attempt to switch flags, which was then tweeted by Politico‘s Natasha Korecki:
An attempt to take down the U.S. flag and replace with a Trump flag at the Capitol. pic.twitter.com/oXg0LMmVQf
— Natasha Korecki (@natashakorecki) January 6, 2021
Trump released a video on social media in which he called for protesters to cease violence and “go home in peace.”
He said, “You have to go