As President Barack Obama made his case for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, a group of protesters were outside wreaking havoc in the streets.
At one point, the demonstrators set fire to the American flag, an act that has become a regular occurrence at far-left protests. However, the flag burning quickly backfired when a protester caught himself on fire.
Burning the American flag apparently wasn’t enough for one protester, who seemingly attempted to stomp on the symbol as well.
“What are you doing?!” one fellow protester can be heard yelling.
“What an idiot!” another said.
Watch the protester learn the hard way that he is not fireproof (Warning: Strong language):
— Natalie DiBlasio (@ndiblasio) July 28, 2016
BuzzFeed’s Jim Dalrymple captured video of another failed attempt to burn an American flag.
“The fire went out quickly, despite being doused in lighter fluid. The flag seems to have been made out of non-flammable material,” Dalrymple reported.
— Jim Dalrymple II (@JimDalrympleII) July 28, 2016
Dalrymple also noted that there was plenty of “disagreement among the protesters over the flag burning.”