Air Force vet rescues flag from protestors; police take her into custody

This is a remarkable story about an interesting woman. Michelle Manhart, a 38 year old former Air Force sergeant - and Playboy model - interrupted a protest at Valdosta State University where demonstrators were deliberately trampling the American flag. She snatched the tattered flag from the ground and then tried to engage the numbskulls who were protesting in debate. It didn't work. The protestors kept demanding the flag back, saying it was their property. And when the police showed up, she refused to surrender the flag.

The Blaze:

Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was detained — but not charged — 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.

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.

Protesters seize on the way the cops are treating Manhart as 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 n***a 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.

 

Images via Facebook

Images via Facebook

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.

Here's a link to the video (warning: strong language)

Manhart's appearance in at 2007 Playboy spread on the military got her in serious trouble. She was relieved of her duties and demoted. Shortly after that, she left the service after 14 years. 

Many will probably think less of her for appearing nude. But here's what she said about her intervention to save the flag:

'I was just going over there to pick up the flag off the ground. I don’t know what their cause is, but I went to pick it up because it doesn’t deserve to be on the ground.'

She continued: 'If your cause is racism then find some white people and walk on them.

'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.'

It is not clear what the demonstrators were rallying against. They did not answer reporters' questions about what their cause was.

Manhart plans to hold a pro-America demonstration this week in Valdosta.

 


 

 

This is a remarkable story about an interesting woman. Michelle Manhart, a 38 year old former Air Force sergeant - and Playboy model - interrupted a protest at Valdosta State University where demonstrators were deliberately trampling the American flag. She snatched the tattered flag from the ground and then tried to engage the numbskulls who were protesting in debate. It didn't work. The protestors kept demanding the flag back, saying it was their property. And when the police showed up, she refused to surrender the flag.

The Blaze:

Air Force veteran Michelle Manhart was detained — but not charged — 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.

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.

Protesters seize on the way the cops are treating Manhart as 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 n***a 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.

 

Images via Facebook

Images via Facebook

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.

Here's a link to the video (warning: strong language)

Manhart's appearance in at 2007 Playboy spread on the military got her in serious trouble. She was relieved of her duties and demoted. Shortly after that, she left the service after 14 years. 

Many will probably think less of her for appearing nude. But here's what she said about her intervention to save the flag:

'I was just going over there to pick up the flag off the ground. I don’t know what their cause is, but I went to pick it up because it doesn’t deserve to be on the ground.'

She continued: 'If your cause is racism then find some white people and walk on them.

'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.'

It is not clear what the demonstrators were rallying against. They did not answer reporters' questions about what their cause was.

Manhart plans to hold a pro-America demonstration this week in Valdosta.