CRIVITZ, Wis. (AP) - A northern Wisconsin man who's flying his U.S. flag upside downas a protest has had his banner restored after a recent act ofvandalism.
Vito Congine Jr. of Crivitz hung the flag upside down earlierthis month. He says he was protesting the village board's decisionto deny him a liquor license.
Police seized the flag before a Fourth of July parade, anincident Congine criticized as an act of theft and trespassing.Police returned the flag the next day.
Congine flew it ever since, until someone cut down theflagpole last weekend and stole the flag.
A local welder volunteered to repair the flagpole. It wasfixed Monday and the flag hoisted upside down again.
It's not illegal to fly a flag upside down, but some peopleconsider it disrespectful.
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