Posted: Dec 30, 2011 5:22 AM EST
Updated: Dec 30, 2011 5:09 PM EST
CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Four protesters, including the spokesman of Occupy Charlotte, were charged after setting fire to two American flags early Friday near the Occupy camp in Center City, police said.
It's not illegal to burn the flag as is pointed out...
The fires happened with in feet of the group's encampment.
Police said the men claimed they were burning the flag in protest. Burning the flag is not illegal, however doing it outside of a fire pit, and within ten feet from flammable tents poses a problem.
I'm sure the dipshits were concerned about fire safety...
WOW!!! I'm sure the cops were real upset. :D
Police officers told WBTV the protesters gave them a verbal tongue-lashing while being detained, calling then fascists, as well as using other colorful words.