Laramie Citizens Protest Nazi Flag Incident
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — About 100 people turned out to protest after somebody took down the U.S. flag and put up a flag from Nazi Germany in a Wyoming town.
The incident happened Monday in Washington Park in Laramie. Police found the U.S. flag crumpled up nearby. They put the U.S. flag back up and took the Nazi flag as evidence.
Among the roughly 100 people who protested Saturday was Bonnie Swiatek, who tells the Laramie Boomerang that Laramie is a community of inclusion, not hatred.
Local teacher Andy Pannell says he hopes those responsible are brought to justice in a way that addresses the root of the problem. Pannell says the perpetrators are probably young men and somebody planted "bad ideas" in their heads.