WATCH: Man Removes Confederate Flag Off Truck in Traffic


Man removes Confederate battle flag off a truck in the middle of traffic(Video h/t "Indominus Rex" on Twitter @Aftashok) thegrio.com/2015/07/06/man-removes-confederate-flag-truck-traffic/ Stuck in traffic? Take down a Confederate flag. It doesn’t sound like a safe thing to do, but that’s exactly what happened in a video circulating throughout social media. The 13-second clip shows a man running to the back of a freight truck and desperately trying to…2015-07-06T15:06:50Z

A video showing an African-American man running up behind a truck stuck in slow traffic and removing a Confederate battle flag from its trailer has gone viral.

According to the YouTube description of the video:

The truck in the video appears to be a part of “TRIBE Transportation, Inc.,” a company ironically owned by a Native American woman.

When reached by phone, TRIBE Executive Vice-Preisdent Matt Handte declined specific comment on the video.

“Any issue like that we’d handle internally,” he said. “Regardless of what happened, that’s something we’d handle internally.”

The Confederate flag has increasingly come under scrutiny as a symbol of racial hatred. Last month, Bree Newsome was arrested after she climbed the flag pole outside the South Carolina statehouse in Columbia to remove the Confederate flag in protest.

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