FedEx Plans to Keep Driver Who Halted Protesters from Burning American Flags
In a statement released by FedEx, the company has reviewed the case of FedEx driver, Matt Uhrin, who intervened when a group of protesters were burning American flags in Iowa and intervention was caught on video, received good news on Saturday.
As a result of a petition that was launched for Uhrin, and company reviews of the situation, FedEx has decided that Matt Uhrin will keep his job.
FedEx stated on Saturday, “We have reviewed the matter in Iowa City involving driver Matt Uhrin. He remains a FedEx employee & we have no plans to change his status.”
We have reviewed the matter in Iowa City involving driver Matt Uhrin. He remains a FedEx employee & we have no plans to change his status.
— FedEx (@FedEx) January 28, 2017
Originally on Friday, FedEx had issued a statement stating, “FedEx has reviewed the facts of the incident and interviewed our courier to better understand what took place. As with all personnel issues, we are handling the matter internally.”
Uhrin was praised by many as a patriot and a hero when on Thursday, a small number of people gathered at a rally in front of the pedestrian mall in Iowa to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline, and were burning the American flag and Uhrin intervened and grabbing the flags, putting out the flames with a fire extinguisher.
Two of the protesters, Kelli Ebensberger, 21, of Iowa City, and Paul Osgerby, 23, of Ames, were arrested for open burning, a misdemeanor in Iowa.
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