Protest: Burning Issue

In the wake of the antiwar demonstrations that brought out some 200,000 protesters in San Francisco and New York (TIME, April 21), patriots of every stripe last week demanded legislation to penalize desecrators of the American flag. In New York, where at least one flag was burned in the Central Park Sheep Meadow by overardent symbolists, city police scrutinized thousands of photographs in search of identifiable flag razers, each of whom, if convicted, would have to pay a $50 state fine for touching off Old Glory. In Washington, South Carolina's Democratic Representative...

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