Maxine Waters Reacts to Group of Counterprotesters Who Burned American Flag Outside Her Office

People chant slogans as they burn a U.S. flag outside the Los Angeles office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, Thursday, July 19, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP)

U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters said that the counterprotesters who burned and stomped on an American flag outside her California office this week, while exercising their right to express themselves, were also acting to further “their own agenda.”

Waters issued a statement Saturday saying that the protesters who appeared outside her Los Angeles office Thursday did so despite her calls to “steer clear” of a planned protest by a far-right group, the Oath Keepers.

“Many people from within the community heeded my advice and steered clear of the event, but there were groups of individuals who felt compelled to participate and show their support for me despite my request,” her statement read.

The Oath Keepers event did not materialize.

Waters said a group of nonpeaceful demonstrators, not necessarily from her congressional district, participated in the counterprotests “not so much in support of me, but to seek press attention in furtherance of their own agendas.”

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SOURCE: Fox News, Paulina Dedaj