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VIDEO: Liberal Protesters Thought They Could Burn the Flag, But a FedEx Driver Wouldn’t Let It Happen

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A small protest in Iowa over “racial and social injustice and U.S. imperialism” almost turned violent Thursday, after a FedEx driver who witnessed an American flag being burned decided to put a stop it—with his bare hands and a fire extinguisher.

The scene turned ugly pretty quickly, and Stephen Gruber-Miller of the Iowa City Press-Citizen caught it all on tape: (Warning: Strong Language)

The FedEx driver, identified as Matt Uhrin, declined to comment.

Two protesters were arrested and charged with violating Iowa City’s public burn ordinance—a misdemeanor punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $625 fine. They had not applied for a permit for the burning.

So far, no word from FedEx yet on the incident.

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