Cherry and David Elder run an antique shop in St. Louis, Missouri. They flew an American flag with one blue stripe to show support for the police, waving from their storefront where passersby could see it. Someone in the community apparently has a problem with that: On February 17, the store’s front door was covered with a sign reading “Pig Supporters Not Welcome Flag Goes Down Or You Go Down.”
10 days later, Cherri Elder arrived store to find a store window smashed in with a rock, as well as a threatening note. This one says “You were warned.” It also has the letters MLM, which stand for “Marxism-Leninism-Maoism,” and a hammer and sickle. She found a second similar note at the back of the store.