Fury as FDNY firefighters are forced to remove Stars and Stripes honoring 9/11 heroes after Democratic lawmaker branded it a 'fascist symbol' | 31 March 2024 | Authorities at the New York City Fire Department commanded a ladder company in the East Village to remove a flag honoring six of the company's men who perished on 9/11 after a resident complained it was a "fascist" symbol. The order arrived on March 22 after a man who the New York Post reports claimed to be a staffer for progressive Manhattan Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, confronted firefighters at Ladder Company 11. The man pulled up to the firehouse on a bike and told firefighters he works for Rivera and that the politician's office had complained several days earlier about the flag... Several hours later, now-Commissioner Laura Kavanagh reversed the decision and allowed the flag back on the truck - though the damage has been done.

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