Capitol Protesters Attempt to Remove U.S. Flag and Replace with Trump Flag

Capitol Protesters Attempt to Remove U.S. Flag and Replace with Trump Flag


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

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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

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