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NYPD officer throws US flag on floor, tramples it during scuffle with protesters

An NYPD officer who was removing anti-vaccination mandate protesters from Panera Bread in Brooklyn, New York, on December 19, forcibly grabbed a pole with an American flag from one of them and threw it on the floor. Trapped. mayhem

When two other NYPD officers proceeded to arrest Mitchell Bosch, an Army veteran who was protesting the NYC vaccine mandate, police took the flag from Bosch’s hand.

“Don’t let the flag touch the ground!” Bosch on the other hand said aloud, holding a copy of the Constitution. “The flag doesn’t touch the ground!”

As another protester raised the flag, a female officer forcefully snatched it and threw it to the ground, stepping on it several times. Amid the chaos, it is unclear if this was intentional.

The protesters were being asked to leave because they did not show the vaccine passport.

“It’s outrageous. It’s un-American and it’s unconstitutional,” Bosch told The Epoch Times.

“When I Was Giving the Constitution of the United States of America” [to the police officer]’He was like, ‘Take it away from me,'” Bosch said. “Same thing. At least, you should be calm about it. Because they need to keep it cool and cool under pressure. That was my job when I was in the army.”

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About why he was protesting at the police station, he said he was “trying to prove a point to America—we are upside down. We have turned away from the values ​​of our founding fathers. Our elected officials.” We are not being represented properly.

The Epoch Times reached out to the NYPD for comment on the incident.

DCPI spokesman Sergeant Edward Riley wrote, “On December 19, 2021 at 3:07 p.m. inside the Gateway Center Mall Panera Bread store, police received a 911 call to a disorganized group at a location refusing to leave.” Via email. “The officials responded at the location and made several requests to release the person. After refusing to leave and being advised that he was trespassing the man, was taken into custody without incident. A summons was issued to the person. ,

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Enrico Trigoso is an Epoch Times reporter with a focus on the NYC area.


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