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Man Sets Fire To American Flag Outside Midtown Pub

Man Sets Fire To American Flag Outside Midtown Pub

(Lauren Evans) An unknown man celebrated Independence Day by setting fire to an American flag hanging outside a midtown pub—just four days after its owner became a U.S. citizen, the Daily News reports. Welcome to America!

Video from the incident depicts a man starting the blaze around 4:35 a.m. on July 5 outside of the Playwright Irish Pub on W. 35th Street, where owner John Doherty had hung it in celebration of his newly minted status as a U.S. citizen. The fire also reportedly consumed much of the bar's awning.

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