Published January 13, 2015
A Texas man facing charges after publicly burning a Mexican flag defended his actions, according to a report.
David Bohmfalk, 46, has been charged with burning without a permit after he torched a Mexican flag in front of the Alamo in San Antonio after the May 2006 immigration rallies, KENS-TV and MySA.com reported.
"I just got angry," Bohmfalk told KENS-TV on Tuesday. "I decided I had to do something, make my statement, and that's what I did."
No one in San Antonio issues permits to burn flags, the station said.
"In America, every day we see people burning the American flag and it's become desensitized," Bohmfalk's lawyer, Jason Jakob, said. "If we can allow that, we can certainly say that the Mexican flag can be burned."
Burning the U.S. flag is protected under the First Amendment.
Calls to the city attorney's office in San Antonio by FOXNews.com were not returned.