A woman confronted a neighbor who was flying a Nazi flag outside his home and their altercation has gone viral (video below).
Page Braswell, 44, noticed a Nazi flag was flying outside the porch of one her neighbors' homes in Gaston County, North Carolina, and decided to approach the owner about it, according to The News & Observer. She also pointed out that the man had a pro-President Donald Trump sticker on his truck.
Braswell and the neighbor, Joe Love, then began arguing about the flag, with Love defending his right to fly it and Braswell encouraging him to take it down. The two hurled obscenities at one another before ultimately deciding that Love was determined to keep the flag where it was.
"This is Nazi f*****g America," Love told Braswell in the video.
Braswell then posted their altercation on Facebook, where it quickly gathered momentum and was shared thousands of times. She noted that had Love been civil during their conversation she wouldn't have felt compelled to post the video, also posting Love's full name, address, and place of business.
"Share far and wide; let’s run this Nazi out of town. For real," Braswell wrote above the video. Several commenters suggested safety when dealing with unfamiliar neighbors, noting that they may be armed. Others stated they felt compelled to action due to racial tensions spurred by the Aug. 12 riots in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Love defended the Nazi flag during his argument with Braswell, later telling the Gaston Gazette that he decided to fly it after several Confederate flags were stolen from his property.
"I put three different flags out here, which were all Confederate flags,” he said. "Every one of them got stolen. I put this one up, nobody wants it."
Other neighbors said that while they "detested" the swastika symbol, they did not wish to infringe upon his right to fly it.
Love told the Gazette that he purchased the flag several years ago and does not subscribe to what most feel the Nazi symbol represents.
"That used to be a religious symbol in India until Hitler got ahold of it,” Love said. "A lot of people don’t know that. ... I agree with the symbol as it started out as a religious symbol. But as far as backing Hitler and being a white supremacist and Hitler, I’m not into that," he said.
Love also said that he "doesn't hate anybody" and wishes to "wipe out no race." During the argument with Braswell, Love learned that she flies an LGBT flag at home and used homophobic slurs against her before telling her to go home.