Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A new social media challenge is encouraging people to steal Confederate flags

Posted By on Wed, Jul 15, 2015 at 12:16 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA FACEBOOK
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A new trend is gaining traction via two hashtags #NoFlagginChallenge and ‪#‎DestroyConfederateFlag, both are calling for the theft of Confederate flags from cars, homes, or wherever the rebel flag is flying. 

At the moment, one of the most popular videos was uploaded by Facebook user Jamari Williams, who, according to his profile, is a resident of Sarasota, Florida.

In the video you can see a young man getting out of a car, running up to what appears to be someone else's private property and stealing a Confederate flag. 

#noFlagginchallenge snatch & run LMAO fuck the flag

Posted by Jamari Williams on Saturday, July 11, 2015

Apparently, the Sarasota police have been contacted multiple times about the above incident, prompting them to send out this public service announcement via their Facebook page. 

UPDATE - July 15, 2015 from the Manatee County Sheriff's Office:Over the past several days, a video of someone...

Posted by Sarasota Police Department on Monday, July 13, 2015

For more #NoFlagginChallenge clips, you can follow it on a dedicated Instagram page, which actually shows people snatching flags off moving cars. 

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