New video footage out of Ferguson, Missouri, captures a thought-provoking exchange between a protester and a few National Guardsmen.
The video starts with the protester asking a police officer a few questions during the middle of a protest. At one point, the officer tells the man that National Guardsmen are moving into the area to recover burned pieces of an American flag.
”Just so you know, the Guardsmen have come over to look for pieces of the American flag that got burned” the officer says.
“Why is that?” the man replies.
“Because it’s an American flag,” the officer quips back.
The protester proceeds to chide the Guardsmen and tell them that there is no reason to pick up pieces of the flag.
“It’s just a piece of cloth,” he says repeatedly.
One of the Guardsmen wasn’t buying that logic.
“But it means something to us,” the Guardsman replied.
Here’s the full exchange: