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12-2-2016

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DiMassimo, Tommy; American Flag; Political Protest

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Arts and Humanities | History | Radio

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When President-elect Donald Trump visited Vandalia earlier this year, a young man named Tommy DiMassimo rushed the stage. He was arrested and sentenced to one year’s probation. This month, a Federal judge ended that probation early without objection from the Department of Justice. Tommy DiMassimo is an activist, and before the Trump incident, he participated in a march at Wright State University protesting racism and police brutality where he stood on an American flag. Many veterans were outraged. Marine Corp veteran and Wright State student Jeremy Dobbins of Springfield was there, and upset by the demonstration. Our Veterans’ Voices series continues with a conversation between Jeremy and Tommy, who despite their differences, agreed to talk about that contentious day.

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More information about this story can be found at http://wyso.org/post/pride-and-protest-veteran-and-activist-discuss-american-flag.

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Pride and Protest: A Veteran and An Activist Discuss the American Flag


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