Freeport flag ladies to be joined by supporters | News
FREEPORT, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Several groups plan to join the Freeport Flag Ladies this Tuesday, as they stand on the street corner waving flags. The Flag Ladies have done the same thing every Tuesday for 14 years.
Members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association and Patriot Riders of Maine said they'll be there.
"They are just the sweetest three ladies you'll ever talk to," said Paul Witten, an army veteran and commander of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association Chapter 17-1.
The trio recently got a temporary protection order against a man who lost his dad in the 9-11 attacks. They claim he's been harrassing them.
Jamie Roux was arrested for disorderly conduct in September at a 9-11 ceremony in Freeport. More recently, the flag ladies said Roux and his mother showed up at the corner where they usually stand, holding signs in support of refugees.
Adam Towers, the president of the Patriot Riders of Maine Chapter 2, said he's expecting hundreds of people to stand with the Flag Ladies Tuesday. Towers said they want to show solidarity with them.
"This isn't about us being there to bully anybody else," he said. "It's about us being there solely to support the flag ladies."
NEWS CENTER reached out to Jamie Roux, but he declined to comment.
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