Fed-Ex worker steps in, douses flames when group burns American flag

(Source: CNN)

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.

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