- The Washington Times - Friday, January 27, 2017

FedEx drivers in Iowa can deliver packages in hurry — or stop the American flag from going up in flames.

Reminiscent of Chicago Cubs outfielder Rick Monday famously grabbing Old Glory from flag-burning protesters at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles in 1976, a FedEx driver in Iowa City was captured on video snatching away a flag at Dakota Access Pipeline protest.

A reporter for the Iowa Press-Citizen uploaded video Thursday of the protest, which got heated when a group of individuals voicing fears of the “Illuminati” and “fascism” were confronted by the driver as they attempted to set the flag ablaze.

“All you guys back off! Back off!” the man said after grabbing one of the flags and trying to secure another.

“I don’t agree with Trump, but this s—- is not how you unite a country,” added a passerby.

Nearby officers arrested two of the protesters because the group failed to obtain a permit from the local fire department, an ABC affiliate reported Thursday.

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Kelli Ebensberger, 21, and Paul Osgerby, 23, were arrested for open burning, a misdemeanor charge, the station reported.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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