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Rally Shows Anti-U.N. Sentiment with Flag Burning

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Protestors burn United Nations flag in Meadville Protestors burn United Nations flag in Meadville
A group recognized Patriot's Day with a rally in Meadville's Diamond Park on Saturday.

Participants trampled then burned a United Nations flag in protest of the United States' membership in the U.N. Reasons for the protest include concerns about the goals of the U.N.

"New world order, one world government. That's what the United Nations strives for - having one central authority over all people," said Robert Eastman of Wheatland. "Instead of having someone in Harrisburg dictating how Pennsylvania lives, you have somebody over in Europe telling us how to live," he said.

Many participating in the rally also openly carried firearms in protest of the current state of second amendment rights.

"I'm not satisfied because it's not universal in the United States, it's not national," said Michael Wargo of Meadville. "There are many states like New York next door, where I have to disarm before I go to New York. We have to have a right to defend ourselves," he said.

The protest has been going on almost yearly for the past 15-20 years and draws a different sized crowd from year-to-year. This year's rally brought about 50 people. Organizers say it's all about getting people to think about the issues they're protesting, and to challenge the status quo.

"We're being effective in maybe a small way, but if we convince somebody or wake somebody up or get somebody to think, if we get one person, we've accomplished our goal," said Darrell Sivik, a Meadville resident.


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