IOWA CITY, Iowa — A FedEx driver who broke up a flag burning protest in Iowa will hold his job, the corporate confirmed in a tweet on Saturday.
The flag burning protest occurred on Thursday close to the College of Iowa campus. A gaggle of protesters have been proven on video setting hearth to the flag.
Individuals passing by confronted them, and a FedEx driver even took away one of many flags. Video of the incident went viral.
“I do not really feel like I deserve the reward, I by no means needed it. It is humbling, you already know, it’s,” Matt Uhrin stated in an interview. “It actually hurts if you see [the flag] disgraced.”
After the video surfaced, an on-line petition was created to assist Uhrin maintain his job. The petition acquired greater than three,500 signatures.
After seeing the video, FedEx tweeted from its company account, saying:
“We’ve got reviewed the matter in Iowa Metropolis involving driver Matt Uhrin. He stays a FedEx worker & we now have no plans to vary his standing.”
The protestors informed the Iowa Metropolis Press Citizen they have been protesting racial and social injustice. Two of the demonstrators, Kelli Ebensberger and Paul Osgerby, have been cited by police for open burning. They will seem in courtroom subsequent month.
“Those which are actually the heroes are those that have been injured, maimed, killed, those that by no means obtained to see residence once more. They’re the heroes,” stated Uhrin. “I would like individuals to understand I haven’t got a Twitter. I am not gonna be on the market asking for stuff. If you wish to purchase me a meal, if you wish to purchase me a beer, in case you wanna ship me present playing cards or one thing, I might fairly you guys take that cash, and there is a plethora listing of veteran charities which might be in want of cash.”