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Social media dares 'activists' to tear down confederate flags

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A new trend has appeared on Facebook encouraging people to film themselves while tearing down Confederate flags from other people’s cars and homes.

“In what appears to be the original video, a man identified as Jamari Williams posted footage on July 11 showing a man running up to a house and tearing a Confederate flag from a flag pole,” according to the Daily Mail.

Jamari Willimas Facebook Page.
Jamari Willimas Facebook Page.

The person filming the incident is heard laughing and repeatedly saying “no flagging,” just before taking off with the stolen item.

Videos just like this have been popping up on all different social media sites with the hashtags, “NoFlagginChallenge” and “DestroyConfederateFlag.”

One of them shows a man halting traffic, as he pulls two flags off the back of a pickup truck and throws them on to the ground.

The Sarasota Police Dept. is investigating the case in which the flag was taken from the home. They are looking into the incident, since Williams’ Facebook page lists Sarasota as his place of residence.

However, police say they don’t know where the video was taken or if it was in their jurisdiction. So far, they say there have been no reports of a flag theft from a residence there.

Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument  at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later.  (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)
Police surround the flagpole flying the Confederate battle flag at a Confederate monument at the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, June, 27, 2015 as Bree Newsome of Charlotte, N.C. climbs the pole to remove the banner. She was taken into custody when she came down. The flag was raised again by capitol workers about 45 minutes later. (AP Photo/Bruce Smith)

Williams’s video went viral around the same time a woman was arrested in South Carolina after climbing a flag pole to remove a Confederate flag from Capitol grounds.

State lawmakers later voted to take the flag down after nationwide debate was sparked following the deadly shootings at a historic black church in Charleston.

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