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    Secret Service Arrests Man Burning US Flag Outside White House (Video)

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    Someone decided to burn the US flag in the middle of a crowd during the United States’ most important public holiday. The Secret Service was not amused.

    A man has reportedly been arrested by the US Secret Service after he burned a US flag during 4th of July festivities outside the White House in Washington DC.

    According to a video posted in social media, the eyebrow-raising maneuver sparked a brawl in the crowd.

    ​Under US law, flag burning is considered desecration and is punishable by fines or short-term imprisonment. It is unclear whether the burner would face penalties for starting a fire in a public place.


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