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By Katie Frates
A FedEx driver rescued an American flag people were trying to burn in protest of President Donald Trump.
Happening now: a confrontation on the ped mall as people burn an American flag as protest. pic.twitter.com/aPkMdls6oQ
— Stephen GruberMiller (@sgrubermiller) January 26, 2017
The protesters had gathered at Ped Mall in Iowa City, Iowa. The FedEx employee swooped in just as the protesters threw the flag on the fire. He scooped it up and used a fire extinguisher to keep protesters at bay when they tried to rip it out of his hands.
“This shit is not how you unite a country,” one bystander told the protesters.
You can then hear one protester bring up the Illuminati. “You going to let the Illuminati run the world, man?”
As the FedEx employee walks back into frame, he gets in a scuffle with the protesters, and one tries to come up behind him and pull the flag away. He turns around and shoots the protester in the face with the fire extinguisher.
“Get out of here!” he shouts. “All you guys! Back off! Back off!”
— Tom (@tbetts27) January 26, 2017