A video challenge to show solidarity with a New Black Panther Party college student who’s being sought by police asks watchers to stomp the American flag and post their pictures to the Internet.
It’s called the #EricSheppardChallenge, aimed at giving support to a Valdosta State University student who self-identifies as a “terrorist toward white people,” as WND previously reported. Sheppard, 22, first made national headlines when a female veteran tried to intervene in his flag burning on campus. The video of their exchange, and the veteran’s subsequent altercation with police, went viral. Police later recovered a backpack belonging to Sheppard containing a gun and two clips, and kicked off a search for him.
Sheppard, meanwhile, has disappeared, and his father has called for him to turn himself in to authorities. The college student is reportedly a member of the New Black Panther Party and calls himself a “terrorist toward liars and those who are weak,” as well as a “terrorist toward white people.”
Now, social media activists are taking to Facebook and Instagram to display photos and videos of themselves treating the flag with disrespect.
In one particularly graphic video, a poster named Erica Walker opens with a “[Expletive] you flag” before placing it on the ground and dancing on it, Campus Reform reported.
She’s also uploaded to her Facebook page other videos, including one from a woman named Marlie Mahogany who said she participated in the flag-desecration because “America was built on the backs of our ancestors,” Campus Reform reported.