Two New Mexico protesters on a motorized scooter were chased down by a U.S. Marine and another serviceman who were outraged by the protesters' use of an upside-down American flag. 


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A video of the incident shows the two U.S. servicemen running after the two protesters who were riding the scooter, with an American flag hung upside down flying behind them. 

The servicemen quickly caught up with the protesters, knocked the stars and stripes out of the flag bearer's hands and retrieved it from the ground. They then rolled the flag up. 

An upside-down American flag is normally a sign of distress, signifying that the bearer's life is in danger. The military men didn't see it as a sign of distress from the protesters, but as a sign of disrespect. 

The military men then got into a verbal altercation with the protesters about the incident, saying "I don't give a [expletive] what the symbol is. We serve our [expletive] country!"

See the full video above.


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