An Iowa FedEx driver captured national attention after rushing to extinguish an American flag set ablaze by protestors on Jan. 26.
Matt Uhrin ran to the flag with a fire extinguisher before getting into a fight at a protest against U.S. imperialism, as well as racial and social injustice, Iowa City Press Citizen reports.
While Uhrin has chosen not to comment — stating only that his actions do not reflect his employer — some are calling him a hero and condemning the protesters.
“Probably every one of them has a relative at one point or another that died for that,” onlooker Bob Guyer said of the flag. “That’s not free speech. Too many people have died for it.”
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