Pro-flag demonstration in Valdosta attracts more than a thousand

A demonstration in Valdosta, Georgia in support of the American flag went off without incident on Friday, as people marched and rode to counter students at Valdosta State University who trampled on the flag last week. The anti-flag protest went viral when an Air Force veteran, Michelle Manhart, tried to rescue the flag and was detained by police.  The response was dubbed "Flags Over VSU" and drew hundreds of motorcyclists and more than 1,000 people. Valdosta Times: The Flags Over VSU rally, with hundreds of motorcycles and about 1,000 people participating, went largely without incident Friday, and Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said he was thankful for the peaceful demonstration through the city that concluded at Valdosta State University. “I want to thank a lot of folks, because this was a peaceful event, as it should have been,” Childress said. Childress thanked the law enforcement agencies that handled the...(Read Full Post)