By Matt Flegenheimer / Politico A new video by the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland shows protesters standing in front of the American flag and wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the phrase “We’re not here to talk about politics, we’re here to die.”
In the video, the group’s legal director, Faiz Shakir, speaks of the impact of “anti-Semitism and racism” on the American Flag and the “unnecessary and unnecessary violence” against protesters who protest the National Song.
“We have seen a lot of hateful and offensive language and acts of violence in the past,” Shakir said in the video.
“And this is the perfect example of that.
This is why it’s important to raise awareness about the need to raise a banner for the American Anthem.””
We are here to say we do not accept this as our national anthem, and we will not tolerate this as a national anthem,” Shakira continued.
“We will not stand by while people are being killed for exercising their First Amendment right to protest.”
The video was released by the ACLU on Thursday after it was posted on the ACLU’s website and Twitter account.
It includes a series of clips of protesters at the capitol on Jan. 3 and 4, when the National anthem was played before the swearing-in ceremony of Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.
The group also posted the videos of two women at the Capitol on March 10 and 11, when President Donald Trump was sworn in.
A spokesman for the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.