The tragedy is only a question of time.
In a social media movement almost guaranteed to provoke violence, vandals pretending to make a point are recording themselves ripping down Confederate flags on private property.
And posting it for the world to see.
In the age of smart phones, a few videos have surfaced on social media, complete with the hashtag #NoFlaggingChallenge, with the perpetrators being celebrated as heroes by fellow zealots.
BizPac Review covered one such incident last week, where a young black man is seen pulling a flag from the back of a semi in slow-moving traffic.
While some are encouraging the behavior, others are pointing out that it is a real good way to get yourself shot.
A couple of videos showing flags being ripped down were posted on social media, prompting a wave of responses discouraging the act.
Here’s a sampling from Twitter:
— Afro America (@A1Lilray) July 12, 2015
— Nocturnus Libertus (@NLibertusOnline) July 12, 2015
@claireTfran What do you mean crazy enough. It is my right to shoot you if you come on my property and destroy something on it.
— Nurse John, BSN, RN (@JohnRacher) July 13, 2015
— Thomas (@YURAKAPTIV) July 13, 2015
— @SWAG (@BartShumaker) July 13, 2015
@A1Lilray Real intelligent. Posting video of yourself, stealing personal property, on the internet for millions to see. Arrest warrant….
— D3frock3d (@D3frock3d) July 13, 2015
— HBCU EJ Community (@EJHBCU) July 13, 2015
Please don’t do this! Y’all gonna fool around & get shot #NoFlaggingChallenge
— ✧.* ☀️ *.✧ (@BohemianStyless) July 13, 2015
Y’all prepared to die behind the #NoFlaggingChallenge
— Yoho Wigusleigh™ (@mrboro615) July 13, 2015
I’m glad good people have used the #noflaggingchallenge hashtag to discourage this. It’s not a game, it’s a crime and you’ll be hurt/killed.
— Scott (@_crookedcrosses) July 13, 2015
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