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'Absolutely Infuriates Me': American Flag Burned in Everett, Massachusetts



    Neighbors say they're disgusted after video shows three men setting a flag ablaze in Everett, Massachusetts. (Published Friday, Sept. 16, 2016)

    Neighbors say they're disgusted after an American flag was burned Thursday night in Everett, Massachusetts.

    Surveillance video from a nearby shop, The Corner Store, caught three young men running from the scene.

    "I heard the commotion out here at 11:30 last night, but I didn't know what it was," said neighbor Cindy Dirusso. "It's unbelievable, you can't do that to the flag."

    In the video, one young man can be seen stepping on a garbage can on the sidewalk along Bucknam Street and lighting the flag on fire.

    The flag was on a pole, which attached to a telephone pole.

    In the video, you can also see sparks raining down.

    Firefighters responded to the scene around 11:30 p.m., after the convenience store owner says an off-duty police officer called the fire in.

    The flag has been on the pole for as long as neighbors can remember, and they say it's a neighborhood fixture.

    "It absolutely infuriates me," said neighbor Ed Dougan, who described the suspects as "punks."

    Everett Police say the matter is under investigation.

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