2 arrested outside White House on charges of assault, flag burning

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service try to put the fire out during an attempted flag burning on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC — JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service try to put the fire out during an attempted flag burning on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Independence Day, July 4, 2019 in D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Alex Wong)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service detain a man after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC — JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service detain a man after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day, July 4, 2019 in D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Alex Wong)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service detain a man after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC — JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service detain a man after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a “Salute to America” celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Alex Wong)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A member of the U.S. Secret Service holds a plastic bag with an U.S. flag inside after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC — JULY 04: A member of the U.S. Secret Service holds a plastic bag with an U.S. flag inside after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day, July 4, 2019 in D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Alex Wong)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A protester is restrained from a fight with Trump supporters by members of the U.S. Secret Service after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC — JULY 04: A protester is restrained from a fight with Trump supporters by members of the U.S. Secret Service after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day, July 4, 2019 in D.C. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Alex Wong)
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WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service try to put the fire out during an attempted flag burning on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service detain a man after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: Members of the U.S. Secret Service detain a man after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A member of the U.S. Secret Service holds a plastic bag with an U.S. flag inside after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 04: A protester is restrained from a fight with Trump supporters by members of the U.S. Secret Service after an attempted flag burning in front of the White House on Independence Day July 4th, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump is holding a "Salute to America" celebration on the National Mall on Independence Day this year with musical performances, a military flyover, and fireworks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Two people who were protesting outside the White House were arrested Thursday for burning an American flag.

The incident happened on the 1600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

U.S. Secret Service said in a news release that a person was burning an American flag, which was outside the limits of a permit issued by the National Park Service.

Two people were arrested, one on charges for assaulting a police officer and malicious burning; the other on charges of obstruction and resisting arrest.

One person was taken to the hospital for minor injuries, and the other was taken by D.C. police.

Two Secret Service officers sustained minor injuries, which they got from attempting to arrest the suspects. They were taken to the hospital.

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