Watch this guy run through traffic to take down a Confederate flag

An Instagram video showing a man ripping the Confederate flag off the back of a semi has gone viral overnight on Tumblr.

The man seen in the video is apparently so fed up with the display of the racist icon that he jogs into traffic and takes it down while the truck is still moving.

Instagram user belladreamhair posted the video and added James Brown’s “The Payback” to cap off the man’s moment of exasperated patriotism.

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The video promptly racked up thousands of notes on Tumblr, where it was posted with the simple caption “FUCK THAT FLAG.”

We can’t exactly endorse the idea of running into traffic for a cause, but we hope the trucker who chose to display the flag noticed that it was gone—and figured out why.

Screengrab via belladreamhair/Instagram

Aja Romano

Aja Romano

Aja Romano is a geek culture reporter and fandom expert. Their reporting at the Daily Dot covered everything from Harry Potter and anime to Tumblr and Gamergate. Romano joined Vox as a staff reporter in 2016.