IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- Police arrested two people for burning several American flags at a rally at the pedestrian mall in Iowa City Thursday.
Those at the rally said they were protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline and a variety of other issues.
Police arrested 21-year-old Kelli Ebensberger of Iowa City and 23-year-old Paul Osgerby of Ames for open burning, a simple misdemeanor.
According to a police report, officers say they saw Osgerby setting fire to a U.S. flag Ebensberger was holding. The pair did not have a permit from the fire department for a fire.
Ebensberger and Osgerby are due in court February 23.