by Brooke Bosca | Top Right News
When she saw a group of race-baiting “Black Lives Matter” protesters disrespecting our flag, she took matters into her own hands.
She didn’t let up even when the cops got involved.
Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was arrested in Georgia after an altercation in which she took a flag from Valdosta State University protesters who were stepping on it, the Valdosta Daily Times reported.
The protesters had taken turns walking on the flag, railing against “White people,” “racist America,” and “White Supremacy,” before tearing pieces off it in a disgusting display.
Video from the scene shows Manhart debating with the protesters as she clutches the tattered flag in her hands.
“This flag actually belongs to the entire United States,” Manhart asserts as the protesters argue that she stole their property.
Racist protesters berated police for supposedly going easy on Manhart as some kind of evidence of racism.
“Is that not theft?” a voice off-camera asks police. “If this had been in the hood you would’ve had a nigga in some handcuffs right now. Look at that white privilege.”
Police demand that both Manhart and one of the protesters let go of the flag, but a standoff develops — until the cops start tackling Manhart.
It takes four officers several minutes to handcuff Manhart and pry the flag from her fingers.
When asked why they don’t stand up for the flag, the cops don’t offer a response.
Watch the video, which Manhart posted to Facebook, below (content warning: strong language):
Witnesses said the protesters had been railing against White people for over an hour. Manhart had a response for them:
“If your cause is racism then find some white people and walk on them,” said Manhart. “But to walk on the flag is walking on our symbol of freedom. You have the freedom to do what you are doing because of it. I’m not fighting against them. I’m fighting against the way they are going about it.”
The Daily Times reported that after Manhart was cuffed and taken away, police asked to see IDs of the assembled protesters, and when the protesters refused they were asked to disperse.
And what was with the cops defending the racist creeps, as the camerawoman kept asking? They were RIPPING the flag! The law is clear on this matter:
18 U.S. Code § 700 – Desecration of the flag of the United States; penalties
(1) Whoever knowingly mutilates, defaces, physically defiles, burns, maintains on the floor or ground, or tramples upon any flag of the United States shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.
We salute Manhart for doing what she felt was right to defend our flag.