People who believe in the civil society do not demand rights and burn the American flag because their fellow Leftists are arrested for attacking police.
If you’re not up to speed on the events in the vicinity of a Border Patrol station near Murietta, California, this American Thinker article provides a good synopsis:
Last Tuesday, several hundred residents of Murietta, California turned out to protest the dumping of illegal alien children at a processing center in their town. They managed to block the buses carrying the illegals and forced them to turn back.
For that, they were villified as racists and “anti-immigrant” bigots.
While HHS has not attempted a repeat of their actions, pro-immigration reform activists have swarmed into the area to confront the protestors. The two sides spent the 4th of July demonstrating with a few scuffles breaking out.
Video has surfaced of one scuffle –scroll to the 4:20 mark where an illegal alien supporter talks about her justification for burning an American flag:
“People just got violently arrested and you want to know why I burned the American flag? Seriously?”
Yes, burning an American flag in protest is an exercise of First Amendment speech—but the out-of-control, disrespectful act of burning an American flag (or impaling torn up flags on fences) on American soil on Independence Day because fellow Leftists demanded rights and physically attacked police shows the contempt this individual has for the civil society.