FedEx Driver Saves American Flag From Protesters Trying to Burn It

Posted February 01, 2017

The flag burning protest happened last Thursday near the pedestrian mall next to the University of Iowa campus.

A FedEX driver in Iowa will keep his job after being put into the spotlight for stopping protesters from burning the American flag.

CITY, Iowa- A FedEx driver who prevented a flag burning in Iowa City says he doesn't want to be called a hero.

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"You want to take away our freedom?" a protester said.

The FedEx worker came back and extinguished the fire.

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He added, "I believe in equality, but burning the flag, it's not the way to solve the problem". Jordan Adams, another protester, was upset that people were repeatedly interrupting her group's efforts to burn the flag in public. "It it really hurts when you see it disgraced ad I think that's why everybody loves it the way they do. They're the heroes", Uhrin told WHO-TV.

Then FedEx confirmed Saturday morning on Twitter that he will be allowed to keep his job, after thousands of people signed an online petition to make sure he doesn't lose his job over the incident.

Two protesters were arrested. "It's humbling, it is", Uhrin said in an interview to KCRG.

"The ones that are really the heroes are the ones that were injured, maimed, killed, the ones that never got to see home again".

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