(Erica Ritz) Residents of Seminole, Florida are outraged after their local firefighters were reportedly told to remove the American flags from their trucks.
“There was an [order] from a chief to remove all flags from the apparatus”, one of the protesters explained.
But the order had nothing to do with safety, nor with the quality of the flags being flown. They were not tattered or worn, according to reports.
The local Fox affiliate, WTVT-TV, got in touch with a spokesperson for Seminole Fire Rescue, who said that the city is trying to be “sensitive” about the proper display of the American flag.
But firefighters said off-camera that it really all began after the city received two complaints about large American flags being flown from the backs of fire trucks.