This viral video shows a U.S. “Marine and solider” sticking up for their country. I say hurray for them and shame on the protesters. This video takes place in Albuquerque, N.M., it shows the marine and solider taking a flag from two protesters. Apparently the video has sparked a heated First Amendment debate according to theblaze.
Basically, there are two protesters riding a scooter and are seen holding the America flag upside down. “Two men, one wearing a U.S. Marines T-shirt and another sporting an Army tee, sprint after the protesters and eventually [getting them to drop] the flag … and leave with it.”
We don’t know if the marine and soldier have been identified or confirmed as active or former military. We also don’t know when the video was recorded, we do know it was published on Youtube on Mar 31, 2014.
One of the men shouts “We serve our fucking country, that’s bullshit!”.
I guess some have made the men heroes for demanding the U.S. flag be respected, other people have argued they are stepping on the protesters’ right to free speech.
The protesters were reportedly demonstrating over police fatally shooting a homeless man. The FBI is investigating the shooting.
Watch the video below and decide for yourself: