Michelle Manhart is a veteran having serviced in the U.S. Air Force with strong feelings toward the flag of the country she swore to protect but may have taken her devotion a little too far into the 'no flag, no country' territory of thought.
A group of protestors at Valdosta State University tried to walk on and burn an American flag in protest and when Michelle Manhart figured out what was happening she was having none of that.
Michelle Manhart stole the flag and held it hostage, even after police arrived to pry it from her and give it back to the protestors. Michelle Manhart, despite fighting with police, was not tasered, shot by accident, or even really roughed up that much. Instead Michelle Manhart was given a ban from the university and a stern talking to from police.
Michelle Manhart Veteran Stopped From Saving Flag From Protest [Video]
Michelle Manhart has a checkered past with the U.S. flag, using it in the past to pose nude for various publications and organizations
Cenk Uygur (http://www.twitter.com/cenkuygur) host of The Young Turks discusses a veteran attempting to save a U.S. flag from a protest.