Pro-Trump and pro-police flags hung throughout Redondo Beach without city permission – The Daily Breeze

Numerous flags supporting the Trump campaign were hung on light posts throughout southern Redondo Beach without the permission of city officials early Saturday, Oct. 17.

American flags, as well a variation of it symbolic of support for the thin blue line of law enforcement, were also displayed along the entire stretch of Esplande, part of Harbor Drive and in the traffic circle at the west end of Torrance Boulevard, said Redondo Beach District 1 Councilman Nils Nehrenheim.

Patrol officers first noticed them at about 4 a.m., followed shortly by multiple reports from residents, Redondo Police Sgt. Mike Snakenborg said.

The flags were hung in violation of municipal code, and public works crews were immediately sent to remove them, Snakenborg said. All of them were taken down by 9 a.m., and there did not appear to be any permanent damage left, Nehrenheim said.

It was not immediately clear who hung the flags.

Somebody did this to get a rise out of people, and they did. suggested Nehrenheim, a registered Libertarian.

Most of the Redondo Beach community is tolerant of diverse opinions, Nehrenheim said. A few people on social media were supportive of the unauthorized display, however, most of those who called officials through the afternoon Saturday voiced disapproval, the councilman said.

There is not a lot of support for the Trump campaign in Redondo Beach, and a lot of people were concerned about public property being used to promote it, Nehrenheim said. Its a huge shock to the community.

The flags were collected by the city, and were held in case their owner would like to retrieve them, Redondo Beach Mayor Bill Brand said on social media. Anyone wishing to pick them up should contact City Manager Joe Hoefgen.

They are available for collection, but be ready to pay the cost for the City to remove them, Brand said.

The incident took place with just 17 days until the Nov. 3 election, and two weeks after a bright red flag bearing the name Trump and the slogan Make America Great Again, was seen hanging from Long Beach Police Departments headquarters. That banner was also raised without permission and taken down one day after photos of it began to circulate on social media.

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