Police Arrest Suspect After Swastika Flag Raised Outside Michigan Tribal Building

Police said they arrested a suspect after a swastika flag was raised at tribal grounds in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, on December 14.

This footage, streamed live by Christina Keshivk on Facebook on Tuesday, shows the flag raised to the top of a flagpole outside the Saginaw Chippewa Police Department building.

“A suspect pulled up to the flagpole, in front of the Public Safety buildings on a pedal bike, raising a racist and demeaning flag while going on to destroy the mechanism on the pole to ensure the flag could not easily be taken down. This was not only viewed as a message of hate but also a crime of destruction of property,” Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department said.

“Thank you for your assistance and we remain committed to keeping our community safe and free from bigotry and racial hatred.” Credit: Christina Keshivk via Storyful

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