State Reverses Town's Ban on American Flag

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Massachusetts state officials have reversed one town's ban on American flags.

The housing authority in Wrentham had banned American flags after a tenant made "repeated" complaints over the Fourth of July holiday.

They posted notifications on the doors of residents on Wednesday, telling them their flags would have to go.

Soon after than, a man began taking down flags from residents' homes in one housing complex in Wrentham.

He refused to comment when homeowners asked what he was doing, saying only, "I was called to say to remove it."

The ban drew the ire of Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who lives in Wrentham. He said he was  "deeply disturbed" by the move.

"Flying the American flag should never be controversial, and no citizen should ever be prevented from doing so," Brown said. 

The Massachusetts Department of Housing has now issued a statement saying the town's policy was "a mistake that is being corrected immediately."

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