Update: Stilp was granted permission by York County to burn his flag after winning a Free Speech 1st Amendment suit in Federal Court
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvanian liberal activist Gene Stilp is on a mission: Burn flags at American courthouses to gain attention for his racial activism.
The flag is a personal creation of Stilp. It appears to be a confederate flag on one side, and a Nazi flag on the other side.
Gettysburg Flag burning – Adams County Courthouse
Stilp has burned his flag at NASCAR races and numerous county courthouses down the east coast and throughout Central Pennsylvania.
Today, Stilp’s campaign was thwarted by York County Commissioners who threatened him with arrest should he attempt the publicity stunt.
Stilp’s request was rejected because he failed to seek permission 60 days in advance and did not provide the $100 fee with his application. Those are two basic requirements to get authorization for any type of demonstration on county property.
Stilp is confident that he is within his legal rights and believes the county will eventually be forced to grant his request.
Stilp was outraged by the confederate memorabilia that is being sold in the battlefield shops of Gettysburg.
The flag burning ceremony was meet by protesters in Gettysburg, PA.
Flag burning – Union County Courthouse