Man lights American flag on fire at Cleveland protest, but it immediately backfires

A man who set an American flag on fire outside the Republican National Convention on Wednesday had his plan immediately backfire.

Cleveland police tweeted that a protester “lit flag on fire” and then “lit himself on fire.”

Footage posted to Twitter captured the chaotic incident on video:

A protest group sets the USflag on fire and the police move in. More video to follow. @CityNews #RNCinCLEpic.twitter.com/KygkaFZZ5C

@CityNews#RNCinCLEpic.twitter.com/KygkaFZZ5CJuly 20,2016

“You’re on fire! You’re on fire, stupid!” a man could be heard shouting in the short clip.

The demonstrator was not injured, police said.

At least two officers were assaulted and suffered minor injuries patrolling the protest.