IOWA CITY, Iowa — A group of protesters in Iowa City got more than they bargained for when tried to burn an American flag, according to WQAD.
A FedEx worker stepped in, doused the flames and took the flag away — and the incident was caught on video. Another bystander argued with the protesters.
When the group tried to burn another flag — the FedEx worker came back and extinguished the fire.
The group says their message behind burning the flag wasn’t anti-veteran. Instead they say they were protesting racial and social injustice.
Two of the protesters were arrested and charged with violating the city’s public burn ordinance.
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.
The employee says his actions have nothing to do with the company.