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American flag supporters stop flag burning at LSU

Hundreds showed up to protest the burning of the flag. Here, one guy shows his love of the flag in many forms. Hundreds showed up to protest the burning of the flag. Here, one guy shows his love of the flag in many forms.
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Several hundred people gathered on the LSU campus Wednesday and effectively stopped an LSU grad student from burning an American flag on campus.

The student announced Tuesday that he intended to burn the flag. The announcement set off a wave of angry protests on Facebook and talk radio stations.

As the student approached the Parade Grounds at LSU Wednesday, students chanted, "USA!  USA!" One man yelled, "My brothers died for you!"

Several people tossed water balloons and water bottles at the man. The graduate student was then escorted away by LSU Police. The flag burning did not occur.

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