Woman accused of trying to set pro-police flag on fire at Philadelphia Pride Parade

An 18-year-old woman was arrested for attempting to set a "Thin Blue Line" American flag on fire during the Philadelphia Pride Parade, according to police.

Ryan Segin of Woodbine, N.J., was arrested just after noon Sunday when she was spotted in the middle of a crowd, trying to set the pro-police flag on fire. She was allegedly utilizing a flammable paint stripper as her catalyst, according to the local ABC News affiliate, Action News.

"The lady was about to burn a flag in the middle of a crowded area, so the cops had to detain her," a witness told the news station.

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Khuong Lam, 35, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Lam said: "What are you doing? What have you done to our country? I love this country."

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Dalyan Johnston, 14, (L-R) Lisa Rubio, 51, and Isabel Balboa, 50, pose for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Balboa said: "He's not going to change so we're going to change America because he's not going to change us."

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Samantha Jaque-Anton, 16, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Jaque-Anton said: "I� talk to him about how difficult it is to live in a place where people are discriminated against and ask him to look at the world through our eyes and my eyes and my mother's eyes and all my friends around me and to see how his America has changed us." 

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Tommy Craven, 24, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Tommy said: "When you see people out at Pride representing trans rights, representing gay rights, representing everybody's rights, none of that is inclusive in anything that he's putting forward. How do you expect our country to be great if a large part of the population is being kept out of that equation?" 

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Katrina, 25 (L), and Devon, 22, pose for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Katrina said: "There are so many issues that young people really, really care about because it's our future and our children's future. We're afraid."

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Dale Rowse, 47 (L), and his husband John Allen, 53, pose for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Allen said: "If Trump had been transparent from the word go at lot of this wouldn't have happened and clearly he has something to hide because he's not transparent. It's just really telling and it's just unfortunate that we have to do these things and march. It's very sad that we're going backwards; it's very disappointing. You have hope for people but he has really just let everybody down."

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Loris Queen, 22, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017.

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Jao Belanders, 22, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Belanders said: "Why so much hate? It baffles me how someone can have so much hate in their heart and inequality and think that's OK and that's power. As president, he should be a leader who inspires hope and change for the better and not influence people to think negatively of other people. It breaks my heart to see that."

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Brenda Coston, 47, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S. June 11, 2017. Coston said: "I would say to him that love is love and women are not second class citizens; they have as many rights as anyone. People are people. Love is love. Equal rights for everyone. That's why I'm here today." 

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Cristian Cifuentes, 47, (L), and Sister Teryn McCloseoff, 41, pose for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S. June 11, 2017. Cifuentes said: "As Americans, we don't believe in hate, we believe in hope. We want a country that is accepting of any kind of race, religion or just choice to love whomever you want to. So, I don't agree with his choices, I don't agree with anything he does and I really hope that Americans wake up and reelect representatives who really look out for their rights."

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Marisol Ramirez, 46, (L), and Stephanie Hall, 37, pose for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Ramirez said: "What I would say to Trump is to please consider the ramifications of his words, his actions. All that he's doing and saying is perpetuating hate in our environment. It's not good for our future, it's not good for our children." 

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Daniel Jennings, 24, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Jennings said: "It's not America First, it's Humanity First. We're all equal; it doesn't matter what country you're born in. It doesn't matter where you emigrate to and where you end up. We're all humans and we need to value human lives the same."

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Jessica Kilbury, 29, poses for a portrait during the Resist March against President Donald Trump in West Hollywood, California, U.S., June 11, 2017. Kilbury said: "Please give rights to my friends, my family, my brothers and sisters and make equality available for everyone." 

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Segin was charged with attempted arson, risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person and “related offenses,” the Philadelphia Police Department told the Daily News. No one was injured.

She was arraigned in Philadelphia court on Monday, according to the Philadelphia Patch, and had bail set at 10% of $50,000.

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