Thin blue line' flag honoring police removed from Connecticut State Capitol after Dems complain
A thin blue line flag meant to honor law enforcement has been removed. The wooden plaque with a flag bearing a thin blue line through it was recently donated to the Capitol building by a member of the State Capitol Police. Until this week, it hung in the Police Memorial Hall connecting the Legislative Office Building to the Capitol building,
The Office of Legislative Management, which originally approved the piece without it going through the normal vetting process, ultimately decided to take it down after some legislators complained it could be interpreted as anti-Black Lives Matter, ;NBC Connecticut reported.
Similar flags have made appearances in counter-protests during Black Lives Matter demonstrations across the country. In 2017, a version of the thin blue line flag was removed from a courthouse in Oregon after the symbol was displayed by white supremacists at the deadly Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.