The above video shows a group of protesters burning American flags in Iowa City on Thursday. The FedEx employee steps into the middle of the protesters with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames.
The group says their message behind burning the flag wasn't anti-veteran and claims they were protesting racial and social injustice. Two of the protesters were arrested and charged with violating the city's public burn ordinance.
FedEx says they have spoken to the employee about what happened. They issued the following statement:"FedEx has reviewed the facts of the incident and interviewed our courier to better understand what took place.As with all personnel issues, we are handling the matter internally."
At the protest on Thursday, the FedEx worker declined to comment except to say that his actions were not related to his employer.
FedEx tweeted that, "he remains a FedEx employee & we have no plans to change his status."
We have reviewed the matter in Iowa City involving driver Matt Uhrin. He remains a FedEx employee & we have no plans to change his status.— FedEx (@FedEx) January 28, 2017
Many people on Twitter including author Ann Coulter support the driver's actions.
I will only use Federal Express now. THANK YOU, FED EX MAN! https://t.co/ZYTWJ8szdk— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) January 27, 2017
@FedEx good on your driver stopping the flag burning. Give that man a raise and an extra weeks paid vacation!— Matt Grosso (@MGrosso8) January 27, 2017
However, some people were less sympathetic.