You can burn USA Flag, but Not Mexico's?

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    WHAT A CROCK OF HORSECRAP!!

    http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?S=4762290

    TUCSON, Ariz. A man who burned a Mexican flag at a counter-protest to an immigration rally Monday in Tucson is now facing possible criminal charges.

    Tucson police booked Roy Warden _ leader of an anti-immigration group called Border Guardians _ for investigation of reckless burning charges after reviewing televised footage and their own video of the events. They also booked him for investigation of assault for allegedly pushing a television cameraman and for damaging the shuffleboard area at Armory Park, where he torched the flag.

    There is no Arizona law prohibiting the burning of any flag. However, police say reckless burning charges can be filed if a fire damages a structure or property.

    Warden was cited and released. He's been ordered to in Tucson City Court on April 24th.
     
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    http://www.nctimes.com/articles/2006/04/11/news/nation/16_01_224_10_06.txt

    Mexico says U.S. group burning Mexican flag is unacceptable

    By: Associated Press

    MEXICO CITY -- A Mexican official on Monday struck out at a U.S. anti-immigrant group for burning the Mexican flag outside a consulate in Tucson.

    "We consider any provocation or vandalism of national symbols to be unacceptable," Foreign Relations Undersecretary Lourdes Aranda said in a news conference.

    About 12 people from the Tucson-based Border Guardians burned the flag Sunday on the sidewalk in front of the Mexican Consulate. They carried a sign that read, "Defending American Sovereignty."


    Group members spoke out against proposed immigration laws and blamed the Mexican government for the number of undocumented migrants who enter the United States through Arizona, the busiest illegal entry point along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The protest came as hundreds of thousands people have marched in U.S. cities to support immigration reforms. Demonstrators have carried Mexican as well as American flags.

    Border Guardians director Laine Lawless said the group plans to burn more flags.

    "Anytime they take to the streets, we'll burn a Mexican flag," Lawless said.
     
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    Well... I just may have to test that and burn me a mexican flag.
     

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