A protester is facing time behind bars after admitting to trying to set fire to a Union Flag that is situated on the Cenotaph.
The Cenotaph is a national war memorial on Whitehall in London.
It serves as a poignant reminder of the many thousands of British servicemen and women who have died fighting for this country.
Its origin is in a temporary structure that was erected for a peace parade following the end of the First World War.
After an outpouring of national sentiment at the time, the temporary monument was replaced in 1920 by a permanent structure and designated the United Kingdom’s official national war memorial.
On Sunday 7th June, Astrophel Sang caused national outrage after being filmed flicking a lighter during Black Lives Matter protest.
Sang was trying to set fire to the memorial, egged on by other protesters.
The attempted arson failed because, unbeknown to Sang, the flags are flameproof.
Sang, 19, of Ravenhurst Street, Birmingham, admitted attempted arson.
He was bailed and will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court on a date to be confirmed.
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