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Illinois Man Arrested After Posting Photo to Facebook of Himself Burning American Flag

Illinois Man Arrested After Posting Photo to Facebook of Himself Burning American Flag

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URBANA, ILLINOIS - Bryton Mellott was arrested Monday for flag desecration and disorderly conduct and released after the question of the arrest's constitutionality was raised. The photo has since been removed.An Illinois man was arrested after he set the American flag on fire and posted photos of the act on Facebook. But the incident has sparked a debate on social media about whether the act should be considered an expression of free speech.According to The News-Gazette, Bryton Mellott, 22, posted several photos on Facebook on July 3 showing him burning the American flag. On the photo post, he included a statement about why he is “not proud” to be an American.“In this moment, being proud of my country is to ignore the atrocities committed against people of color, people liv