IOWA - A FedEx driver decided something had to be done Thursday when he saw a group of protesters burning the American flag on the Iowa City pedestrian mall. The driver identified by USA Today as Matt Uhrin, rushed to the scene with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames. Several of the protesters tried to fight Uhrin as he took the flag.
Two of the protesters were charged with violating Iowa City's public burn ordinance. According to Police Sgt. Scott Gaarde the protesters did not apply for a permit to burn flags. The charge is a misdemeanor. The entire incident was captured on video below. (Photo: Zak Neumann)