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Selectwoman Melissa Schlag’s decision to take a knee to protest the president during the Pledge of Allegiance last week has sparked an uproar in this small town and launched a spirited debate on social media about rules of protesting in the Age of Trump.

Schlag said she acted in response to President Donald Trump’s defense of Vladimir Putin after the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered with the 2016 election.

The article goes on to state the following:

“I felt nervous when I did it but I also felt powerful,’’ said Schlag, a 43-year-old Democrat who knelt on one knee as the three other selectmen stood, hands on their hearts, and recited the pledge. “If I don’t speak up, those who can’t won’t be heard.”

The video below shows her taking a knee at about 30-seconds into the video.

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