VIDEO: FedEx driver breaks up flag-burning protest in Iowa

Still captured from Twitter video.

IOWA CITY, IA (WCMH) — A FedEx driver confronted several protesters who were burning the American flag in Iowa City on Thursday.

According to the Iowa City Press-Citizen, the protesters were setting fire to several flags on the local pedestrian mall.

Members of the group told the paper that the flag burning was meant to protest racial and social injustice, and US imperialism.

A man in a FedEx uniform, identified as Matt Uhrin, ran into the protest with a fire extinguisher. He took one of the flags from the protesters, scuffling with several of them in the process.

Warning: The video above contains strong language. If you can’t see the video, click here.

Uhrin did not comment, except to say his actions were not related to his employer. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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