FedEx driver breaks up flag-burning protest in Iowa

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Matt Uhrin intervened twice during a small protest against racial and social injustices in Iowa City, Iowa, as the group set the stars and stripes alight.

Matthew Uhrin stopped a group of protesters who tried to burn two US flags Thursday.

According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, a group of demonstrators set fire to the flags Thursday at a pedestrian mall in Iowa City during what organizers called a protest against racial injustice, social injustice and US imperialism.

Born and raised in northern rural Wisconsin, she is an avid outdoors woman, target and skeet shooter, Second Amendment supporter and defender, concealed carry advocate, NRA member and frequent guest on the NRATV News programs Cam&Co and CNLive. The demonstrators said they were protesting against what they call the Republican agenda, which includes positions on gay rights, civil rights and the controversial Bakken oil pipeline.

Many people on Twitter pleaded with FedEx not to fire Uhrin, although some were less sympathetic.

Two protesters were arrested.

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The passerby told them to get a college education.

FedEx said they've spoken to the employee about what happened and they're handling the matter internally.

The group said their message behind burning the flag wasn't anti-veteran.

In his first interview, Uhrin explained, "I don't believe that I deserve the praise". He remembered, "It really hurts when you see (the flag) disgraced. If you want to buy me a meal, if you want to buy me a beer, if you wanna send me gift cards or something, I would rather you guys take that money, and there's a plethora list of veteran charities that are so in need of money".

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