Apparently there are a good number of people living in The United States of America who consider waving the Star Spangled Banner a racist act.

So say scores of Twitter users responding to Americans demonstrating in front of a local California high school.

Paul Joseph Watson of Infowars.com provides some background:

A protest against a California school district’s decision to ban the wearing of American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo has begun this morning, with demonstrators displaying large flags and banners outside Live Oak High School in Morgan Hill.

The demonstration stems from an incident in 2010 when four students at the school were told by assistant principal Miguel Rodriguez to turn their shirts inside out or go home because the American flag designs were seen as “offensive” to Mexican students on Cinco de Mayo, a day on which Mexicans celebrate their heritage.

The incident led to a lawsuit, Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, in which students claimed their First Amendment rights had been violated. However, in February the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with the school, asserting that the threat of racial violence as a result of the t-shirts trumped the right to free speech. The case is set to be heard by 11 judges after another appeal was filed.

The 9th Circuit’s decision essentially says that, should a threat of potential violence exist because of unpopular speech or protests, it is no longer within your Constitutional rights to publicly assemble.

And where does the threat originate? Certainly not from the protesters, who are peacefully assembling in a public place and exercising their First Amendment rights.

The 9th Circuit sided with these people, who took to Twitter to blast not only the demonstrators as racists, but the American flag itself:

 

 

fuck-your-flag
(This tweet has since been removed by the user)

But it wasn’t all one side, as other users stepped in to defend the actions of those at Live Oak High School:

 

Indeed. Este es America, right?

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