Minnesota Fireman Suspended for Flying Confederate Flag from Fire Truck in City July 4th Parade

A fireman in Minnesota has been suspended from his job for affixing a Confederate flag to the back of a fire truck during the city’s Independence Day parade.

Brian Nielsen, a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland, added a Confederate flag to the back of his fire truck and flew it during the city’s parade this year. But his bosses weren’t happy at all.

He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he flew the flag at Friday’s parade in Albert Lea. But as Nina Moini reports, he got a stronger reaction than he ever expected.

…Many people in this city of 300 told WCCO they support Nielsen, a volunteer fireman for the last 10 years in a city that has only 18. Some parade watchers were offended.

The city suspended him after hundreds of people saw an image on social media that’s always stirred up mixed emotions.

PCism claims another victim.

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