Patriots in Washington, partnered with a state trooper, removed the Communist flag of China from the state capitol in Olympia.

The flag was reportedly flying as a nod to Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai, who was supposed to visit state officials, the News Commenter reported.

But outraged citizens, later identified as activists with the tea party, joined with a Washington State Police trooper to bring down the flag, which was placed between the U.S. and state flags, the Examiner reported.