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Tuesday, June 14, 2005


NEW YORK CITY: YOU CAN RIP UP THE FLAG, BUT YOU CAN'T RAISE IT 

Straight out of the "Only In New York" Department is the study of 2 stories about the American flag. Bridge repairers placed an American flag while working on the Williamsburg Bridge but were told they had to take it down...

NYPOST: June 14, 2005 -- Workers renovating the Williamsburg Bridge placed an American flag on one of its towers yesterday, the day before Flag Day, but the city ordered it removed, citing public-safety issues.
"I feel they stabbed me in the heart. I feel like I don't live in America anymore," said John Graham, shop steward of Local 806 of the Bridge Painters Union.

Members of Local 806 and Locals 40 and 361 of the Iron Workers Union, who are replacing worn steel on the bridge, put up the 20-by-60-foot, $1,000 flag on the 320-foot Brooklyn tower of the span about 9 a.m.

But only 15 minutes later, Graham said, the city Department of Transportation demanded the flag be taken down.

At 11:30 a.m., it was.

"I didn't like being asked to take down the American flag in the city of New York . . . if I can't hang the American flag, I don't know where I'm living anymore. It left me in tears," Graham said.


Meanwhile... last week a group of extremist radical protestors who support Osama bin Laden and decry the detention of jihadist terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay were given a permit and allowed to RIP UP an American flag at a protest in New York City.

You won't find articles about the American flag desecration in a newspaper but you'll find it in the following blogs, Michelle Malkin, Foehammer has a video, WND, JihadWatch, and two more by Michelle Malkin.
New York Post Online Edition: BRIDGE WORKERS GRAND OLD FLAGGED
By ANDY GELLER

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