A student carrying a pro-Donald Trump flag was physically assaulted during their school’s ‘Walk Out’ protest of the nation’s gun laws Wednesday, with local police confirming the incident and saying the un-named individual suffered “minor injuries.”
According to CBS Minnesota, two students confronted the Minneapolis teen when they noticed the ‘Trump’ flag, approaching the President’s supporter along with six other students as the school observed a seventeen-minute ‘moment of silence’ to remember those killed in the Parkland, Florida shooting last month.
“Six other students joined in the confrontation, taking away his flag, damaging his camera and inflicting minor injuries,” writes CBS. “Police say a school resource officer intervened, and is investigating the attack.”
News of the assault comes as other instances of violence were reported throughout the country during the student protests.
In Nashville, Tennessee, a large group of students trashed an American flag during the nationwide demonstration, with teachers and bystanders idly standing by.
No arrests in either incident have been made.
HYPOCRITE ALERT: You’ll Never Guess How BERNIE Kept Safe During ANTI-GUN Rally
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was just one of countless Democrats joining students from the nation’s capital during Wednesday’s ‘National Walkout Day” rally against guns; hypocritically hiding behind armed guards to protect the politician from the crowds of young people.
Footage of Sanders’ entrance and address at the march appeared on social media within minutes; showing him emerging the building flanked by Capitol Hill Police armed to protect the socialist Senator.
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The blatant hypocrisy was called-out within minutes on Twitter, with one user poignantly asking, “So, Bernie Sanders went to the anti-gun rally today with armed guards?#NationalWalkoutDay?”
STUDENT REVOLT: Teens TRASH US FLAG, ATTACK Police Car During Anti-Gun ‘WALK OUT’
While thousands of high school teenagers ‘walked out’ of their classrooms on Wednesday to focus the nation’s attention on school safety, not all protests were peaceful; with students in Tennessee tearing down the American flag and jumping on police cars during the demonstrations.
According to the Lexington Herald, total chaos broke out at the Antioch High School outside of Nashville, Tennessee as students ran wild during the out-of-control protests; attacking a police vehicle and snatching an American flag hanging outside the school.
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VIDEO: A group at Antioch High School in Nashville tore down an American Flag during the planned 17 minutes of silence at Wednesday's national school walkouts.
School's response: https://t.co/B7O89aGiyW pic.twitter.com/V1QvFkerDw
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“We respect the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them,” said a spokesperson from the Nashville Public Schools.
“Unfortunately, some students on our Antioch campus today chose to protest in ways that significantly disrupted school operations and threatened the safety and order for other students and staff within our school,” added the statement.