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Jul 16, 2015 11:58 AM

NH municipal worker told to take Confederate flag off truck

The Associated Press

CANAAN — A municipal employee in the small New Hampshire town of Canaan can no longer fly a Confederate flag from his pickup truck while on town property.

Canaan Town Administrator Mike Samson says he instructed transfer station manager J.R. Defrosse to take his flag down, saying it has a decades-long association with resisting desegregation.

Defrosse tells the Valley News he attached it to his truck to protest the South Carolina Legislature's removal of the flag from outside its statehouse. He says South Carolina's decision should not mean other states must do the same.

Defrosse says Samson showed him a town ordinance that prohibits the expression of political views by town employees on town property. He has since taken down the flag and says it will not happen again.


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