A member of Occupy Charlotte (North Carolina) is defending the burning of several American flags this weekend saying it was meant to show his “utter contempt” for America and its “greed.”
Alex Tyler, 19, of Fort Mill, NC, was arrested on Friday along with four other Occupiers and charged with setting fire to the brush area where Occupy tenters had been camping.
Also charged were Jason Bagert, 28; Michael Behrle, 23; and Stephen Morris, 20. Bagert has been identified as a leader and spokesman for Occupy Charlotte in the past but conveniently, now other members of the encampment say he is no longer their spokesman.
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