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Firefighters Banned From Flying Flag In Support Of Police In California

Firefighters Banned From Flying Flag In Support Of Police In California

Peter Hason | The Daily Caller

Firefighters in Riverside, California have been banned from flying an American flag with a “thin blue line” in support of police officers due to concerns that doing so could divide the community and put firefighters in danger.

The city’s police chief said in a statement that the public display of support could result in anti-police “extremists targeting the fire engine,” possibly putting firefighters’ lives in danger, according to Fox News’ Todd Starnes, who obtained a copy of a letter. One firefighter said in a Facebook post that he had been asked by the department to remove any pictures of the flag from social media.

“Not only were we advised to remove the flag and stripe off the door, I was also asked by the department that they would like all the pictures removed from social media and my personal Facebook account,” firefighter Eric Hille wrote.

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