Immigration Protesters Desecrated US Flag in Arizona-Truth!

Summary of eRumor:
This is a forwarded email with a photo that says the American flag was desecrated by protesters at an immigration rally in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Truth:

The photo is real and was taken at a gathering of proponents of SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law. Opponents of the immigration bill laid an American flag that had writing on it on the ground in an area just outside where supporters of the bill were assembled during the singing of the National Anthem.

FoxTV11 of Phoenix  aired a portion of a video on August 4, 2010 that surfaced on YouTube and said that it viral on the Internet:

You Tube video of Arizona Protest

updated 08/16/10

A real example of the eRumor as it has appeared on the Internet:

Courage does not always roar – – – sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day, saying – – –

I will try again tomorrow!!!!

This photo was taken by a friend at a rally at the state capitol yesterday. The news will not show it and the Capitol Police and Homeland Security would not let Americans or any of the Veterans that were there do anything about it. My husband and his friends were threatened to be arrested and were told they would be booked under federal charges if they did anything. I am sending this to you so that you in turn can start emailing it to every one on your list. It is totally uncalled for and people need to see it. This is not about politics and rhetoric, it is about a direct threat to our country. Those of you that don’t live in Arizona will maybe get a chance to see the other side of what the news is telling you. If this offends you great, than I have truly accomplished what I set out to do.

Homeland Security was designed to identify and defend America from Terrorist acts yet yesterday it let illegal and legal citizens of this country desecrate the Flag. People were spitting on it, stomping on it and burning it with cigarettes. One soldier who had just returned from Iraq tried to grab the flag and was thrown to the ground by the Capitol Police and Homeland Security.

It amazes me how many people will stand against the American People while all the while prospering from our system and our government.

Too those of you that will forward this to your friends I applaud you for the courage to stand up for the country in which you live.

To those of you who delete this, there is always someplace else for you to go.