Parcel carrier FedEx is maintaining its support of a driver who intervened in a public protest in Iowa where several people were desecrating and burning American flags.
In the viral video below, driver Matt Uhrin can be seen yelling “back off!” as protesters attempt to grab a flag back from him after saving it from being incinerated.
Uhrin clutched a fire extinguisher and sprayed at least one man who tried to accost him when he returned to the scene.
Happening now: a confrontation on the ped mall as people burn an American flag as protest. pic.twitter.com/aPkMdls6oQ
— Stephen GruberMiller (@sgrubermiller) January 26, 2017
An online petition was started, urging FedEx to let Uhrin keep his job after intervening in the protest.
FedEx responded in a statement saying Uhrin will remain employed by the company!
Being American means standing up for your freedom, and one FedEx driver did just that.
Thank you FedEx! This is amazing!