LAWRENCE, Kan. (KSNT) – Hundreds took to Massachusetts St. in Lawrence on Saturday in protest of a Facebook Event called “Drag The Flag March.”The original event has since been deleted, but another event, “Defend Our Flag,” was created in response. According to a “Defend Our Flag” organizer, they’re protesting to defend the United States Flag.Confederate flags could be seen in the area. Organizers of “Defend Our Flag” denied the event as a White Nationalist Rally.According to The University Daily Kansan, no protesters from “Drag the Flag March” were seen on Massachusetts St.
Lawrence Police said the protests largely remained non-violent, but that one arrest was made and one person received a citation.
Parker J. Mays, 25, of Overland Park was arrested and booked into the Douglas County Correctional Facility for Criminal Damage.
Police said the protests appeared to be over at 4:45 p.m.