The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee complained that the Secret Service moved a transgender rally near the White House.
Although the DCCC claimed its First Amendment rights were being violated, the reason for the Secret Service’s action is that a man set himself on fire.
In a video posted on Twitter, one can see flames as Secret Service vehicles approach the scene.
The saddest thing I’ve ever seen. A person set themselves on fire in the park at the south lawn of the Whitehouse. Please pray for their soul pic.twitter.com/OjTL0kGWa7
— patlangs (@LangsPat) May 29, 2019
The Secret Service sent out a tweet stating that “a man lit himself on fire.” The National Park Service and U.S. Park Police reportedly rendered first aid.
At approximately 12:20 p.m. a man lit himself on fire on the Ellipse near 15th and Constitution Ave., Secret Service personnel are on scene assisting @NatlParkService and @usparkpolicepio in rendering first aid.
— U.S. Secret Service (@SecretService) May 29, 2019
— DCCC (@dccc) May 29, 2019
This comes several weeks after a man riding a scooter lit himself on fire outside of the White House.
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