January 27, 2017
Lyombe Eko, a professor of journalism and electronic media at Texas Tech University who teaches media law, said flag burning is legal and protected by the First Amendment.
"Flag burning is symbolic speech and expressive conduct," he said, noting that the First Amendment doesn't only cover oral and written speech but stretches to symbolic speech.
However, Eko said, the protesters could've been arrested if the flag belonged to the University of Iowa or to another person.
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