A video of a woman dancing and jumping up and down atop the American flag is gaining online attention — and her actions appear to be part of a larger movement.
"My name is Erica Walker, and I'm about to do the Eric Sheppard Challenge," she said in the clip, holding up a handwritten sign. "Hands off EJ. F*** yo flag."
Walker performed the "Running Man" dance on top of the stars and stripes for a few seconds —
— and then furiously jumped up and down on it. "F*** yo flag!" she yelled.
A person off camera, who presumably was recording the video, was heard saying, "America is upside down."
Here's the clip (content warning: profanities ahead):
Walker uploaded the video to her Facebook page Tuesday, along with this caption: "You have given us NO justice so we shall give you NO peace."
She noted in another post, "Some peiple (sic) care more about the defamation of a piece of cloth than the loss of life. SMH So Sad. F*** YO FLAG!" [Expletive redacted.] It was accompanied by this image:
The #EricSheppardChallenge refers to Valdosta State University student Eric Sheppard, one of the organizers of a flag protest on campus who was photographed walking on the flag.
The "challenge" appears to be others posting videos and photos of similar behavior toward the American flag.
Sheppard has been on the run for more than a week, wanted by police for allegedly bringing a gun on campus, a felony. Authorities said he's also being investigated by the FBI for possibly making terroristic threats on social media, according to WCTV-TV.
A local civil rights-era activist, Rev. Floyd Rose, told the station Sheppard lost the right to call himself an activist due to his alleged illegal activity.
This story has been updated.
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