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Another Flag Removal Case?

You’d think they’d learn, even in far-leftist Portland OR: KATU: [1]

ALBANY, Ore. – At the Oaks Apartments in Albany [2], the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments – but residents have been told they can’t fly any flags at all.

Jim Clausen flies the American flag from the back of his motorcycle. He has a son in the military heading back to Iraq, and the flag – he said – is his way of showing support.

“This flag stands for all those people,” said Clausen, an Oaks Apartment resident. “It stands for the people that can no longer stand – who died in wars. That’s why I fly this flag.”

But to Oaks Apartment management, Clausen said, the American flag symbolizes problems.

He was told to remove the red, white and blue from both of his rides, or face eviction.

“It floored me,” he said. “I can’t believe she was saying what she was saying.”

Even long-time residents like Sharron White, who has flown a flag on her car for eight years, has been told to take it down.

White said management told her that “someone might get offended.”

Now, KATU points out in an update that the ban was removed a couple days after the story aired on their station. Gee, I wonder why that might be.  Intense public pressure? Perhaps they mis-guessed as to who the offended parties would be?

If there’s anything amazing about this story, it’s that they keep popping up… people still have yet to learn.