IOWA CITY, IA. (CNN) – A group of protesters in Iowa City got more than they bargained for when they tried to burn an American flag.
A Fed-Ex worker stepped in, dousing the flames and took the flag away.
Another bystander argued with the protesters when the group tried to burn another flag.
The Fed-Ex worker came back and extinguished the fire.
The group said their message behind burning the flag wasn’t anti-veteran. Instead, they said they were protesting racial and social injustice.
Two of the protesters were arrested and charged with violating the city’s public burn ordinance.
Fed-Ex said they’ve spoken to the employee about what happened and they’re handling the matter internally.
The employee said his actions have nothing to do with the company.