This is outrageous! A coffee shop was forced to shut down over a flag complaint by some “woke” students.

The conflict involving Boise State University and the coffee shop started after some students at the university criticized the company over a “Thin Blue Line” flag displayed at the downtown Big City Coffee location. Often displayed as a sign of support for law enforcement, the flag – a black and white version of the American flag with a blue line running horizontally across it – has also become interpreted by some groups as a signal of opposition to the Black Lives Matter movement.

The owner of Big City happens to be engaged to a former officer who endured life-threatening injuries in the line of duty, but that didn’t stop an anti-police group of BSU students from banning together to derail the small business’s expansion.

However, Sarah Fendley (above), who owns the downtown Boise coffee shop, refused to take down her Thin Blue Line flag. She has been flying it in her shop for some time now because she wanted to honor her fiancé, Boise Police Cpl. Kevin Holtry, who was shot but not killed while on duty back in 2016.

Holtry’s injuries left him paralyzed and led to the amputation of his leg.

The terrifying reality that Holtry and Fendley endured following the shooting only further solidified Fendley’s support of law enforcement and the Thin Blue Line.

Fendley contacted the college and asked them to release her from the contract to build out the second location. They agreed to let her out of the contract and to find another coffee shop that would be more willing to accommodate the desires of the students.

Holtry confirmed that Fendley abandoned the contact with the school because of an “extremely small vocal minority” that overpowered her.

“There’s this misconception that [Fendley] left of her own free will, which is actually not even a half-truth, probably an eighth-truth, because she knew darn good and well that she wasn’t going to get the support,” Holtry added.

Despite being villainized relentlessly by a local Black Lives Matter chapter, Fendley stood strong in her convictions and support for law enforcement.

Now, angry anti-police “activists” are attempting to create more trouble for the coffee shop. However, Holtry was “blown away” by all the supporters who expressed their concern on social media after the coffee shop owner posted about the incident on social media.

With this, a large number of people gathered inside and lined up outside of Big City Coffee in downtown Boise Friday morning in an effort to support the business after the owner pulled out of a contract to have a second shop on the Boise State University campus.

Holtry told KTVB:

“This is really touching, and it’s been a very amazing day – I’ve been here for two-and-a-half hours, and it’s been like this the entire time. It shows what a great community we have, and what people really think and what people – how they live and how they support, not just first responders but local businesses and people who really commit their lives to Boise.”

Watch the video below for more details:

Source: AWM

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