Georgine Scott-Codiga, president of the Gilroy Morgan Hill Patriots group stated, "We're just here to support the First Amendment's right to free speech. Cinco de Mayo is a circumstance of the issue. The issue is free speech."
Tonight, some Latinos living in Morgan Hill plan a counter-protest. They allege that the display of American flags "implies Mexican Americans and other Latinos cannot be patriotic and proud of their heritage at the same time."
The school itself has banned the display of American flag shirts, siding with the counter-protesters. Other commentators, taking to online forums, were much less kind and much more confrontational in their opinions.
This twitter user, apparently a fan of the Golden State Warriors (DubNation), was not kind at all in his assessment of the display of the American flag:
These twitter users were even less charitable, and even more infuriated by the display of the national flag at Morgan Hill (WARNING: GRAPHIC LANGUAGE):
Shout out to the racist azz adults, so-called Patriots who are posted up at Live Oak HS in Morgan Hill protesting Cinco de Mayo #idiots..— Davey D (@mrdaveyd) May 5, 2014
Fuck Morgan Hill and their high school! Fucking racist fucks!!— Catherine Thua (@catherinethua) May 5, 2014
Hey Folks in Morgan Hill. You have some racist neighbors. You need to check those tea party assholes.— Al_Bondigas (@tichie) May 5, 2014
We are living in the United States, yet in a time in which the display of the United States flag is racist. Think about that for a moment.