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Sunday, February 11, 2018
College Republicans' PATRIOT Prayer Rally DISRUPTED by Counter-Protesters
Torn pieces of an American flag lie on the ground at the University of Washington, Feb. 10, 2018. (Q13 Fox Seattle) Bradford Betz
Five people were arrested as fights broke out and at least one American flag was burned Saturday after a college Republican rally in Seattle drew counter-protesters.
College Republicans at the University of Washington had invited members of Patriot Prayer, a group in Vancouver, Wash., to speak in the university's Red Square for a "freedom rally," the Seattle Times reported.
The goals were to bring conservatives together and promote free-speech rights, College Republicans President Chevy Swanson told the Times. As the event got underway, supporters chanted "U-S-A!, U-S-A!," and signs included one that read, "We died for liberty not socialism."
Five people were arrested, American flags burned and police officers used bicycle barricades and pepper spray to separate demonstrators at the University of Washington’s Red Square today http://st.news/2EhldhY