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Pride flags torn down outside City Hall and thrown into fountain at Market Square

Alexandria Police are investigating the destruction of several Pride flags that were thrown into the fountain at Market Square outside City Hall (301 King Street).

On Sunday evening, approximately half of the multicolored flags mostly erected on light posts around Market Square to commemorate Pride Month were thrown into the fountain, Alexandria Police told ALXnow.

“We have a destruction investigation ongoing at this time,” APD Senior Public Information Officer Amanda Paga said. “We’re looking into it… At this time the incident is not being investigated as a hate crime.”

Mayor Justin Wilson said that the missing flags will be returned.

“We received a few very disturbing reports about the damage of the Pride flags in Market Square,” Wilson said. “The flags were donated to the City to aid our celebration of Pride. The Alexandria Police Department is investigating and we will ensure that the flags are quickly returned to display.”

June is Pride Month in Alexandria, and the flags are a part of the city’s recognition of “LGBTQ+ people, their influence around the world, and the challenges they face.”

Courtesy photos

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