The Illinois man arrested after posting a picture of himself burning an American flag on social media will not be charged.
Bryton Mellott was arrested Sunday for the above photo. He was charged with violating the state’s flag desecration law. However, prosecutors dropped charges because of U.S. Supreme Court decisions, which protect flag burning as free speech.
Mellott used the image on a post to criticize what he calls “American Nationalistic Attitudes.”