Some Statesville, N.C., neighbors attended a city council meeting Monday (July 15) evening to protest the decision made on a size ordinance last month.

Fox 46 reported that veterans and members of the American Legion demonstrated outside of City Hall, holding and waving flags before the meeting started.

The demonstration is in response to after the city council voted down a proposed compromise with Gander RV to allow their flag to continue flying.

The council heard from the public tonight, but so far haven’t taken any additional action to address the flag controversy with Gander RV.

Earlier in June, C.O. Johnson, John Staford and Steve Johnson voted in favor of increasing the allowed flag size. William Morgan, Roy West, Doris Allison, Keith Williams and Michael Johnson voted against the change meaning the current flag at Gander RV is still out of compliance.

“It doesn’t matter if it’s on the street corner, or at somebody’s house. It doesn’t matter the size,” Michael Morris said.

Camping World CEO Marcus Lemonis, who owns the Gander RV, has been adamant that the flag will remain flying at their Statesville location.

“The flag is not coming down under any circumstance,” says Lemonis. He says he’s prepared for any consequences that should arise if he is ordered by a court to take the flag down, including jail time.

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