Stomping on the American flag has become a full-fledged social media meme in the aftermath of a protest at Valdosta State University where a former Air Force vet was detained for trying to halt the practice.
Michelle Manhart was detained by police after she tried to save a flag from being stomped on by protesters. Police ignored the flag stompers and essentially kicked Manhart off campus.
Later, it was revealed that the main organizer of the protest, Eric Sheppard, Jr. was armed and is now a fugitive from a weapons charge.
In response, Sheppard’s supporters have turned to social media using the hashtag #Ericsheppardchallenge to show their support for the fleeing felon and to heap disrespect onto America by posting photos and videos of themselves desecrating the American flag.
Not only are protesters encouraged to show their support like this, they have created a funding page to pay for felon Eric Sheppard’s bail. Will this page last long than the pages set up to defend Christian bakers or Officer Darryl Wilson?