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Demonstrator Arrested On Arson Charges After Burning Flag Outside Federal Building

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As pro and anti-Trump demonstrators faced off early Monday afternoon, an individual was arrested on arson charges for burning a small American flag outside of the federal building downtown. LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado confirmed to LAist that one individual had been arrested on arson charges for burning a flag, but did not yet have any further information. The L.A. Times reports that the individual was escorted away from the crowd by LAPD officers.

KNX's Claudia Peschiutta reported on Twitter that there had been "lots of anger and threats/taunts" as the May Day marchers and pro-Trump counter-protesters faced off near City Hall. Tens of thousands of Angelenos took part in May Day marches, the largest of which began at noon at MacArthur Park. All of the marches are headed to the same end point outside of City Hall. Mayor Eric Garcetti is among those expected to address the crowd at 2 p.m.

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