Trump flag violates Minnesota town ordinance — but small business operator inclined to pay back fines, ‘go to jail’

A Minnesota business owner says he is inclined to pay back a good or even “go to jail” in excess of a 50-by-30-foot “Trump 2020” flag he has on his home that metropolis officers say is violating a local ordinance.

“It appears smaller for the reason that it’s 150 toes in the air, but it’s a very major flag,” Jay Johnson, who is flying the Trump flag on major of a crane at his development enterprise in Buffalo, Minnesota, in the vicinity of Minneapolis, explained, in accordance to WCCO-Television in Minneapolis.

Johnson mentioned he took down the flag soon soon after the November election but decided to set it up once more lately. He mentioned quickly afterward, a several of his development vehicles’ home windows were being shot out, which the police are investigating.

A retail store that sells Trump items in the identical city also reportedly experienced its home windows shot out on the identical evening but no a single has been arrested.

Metropolis officials in Buffalo say Johnson has also operate afoul of the regulation for the reason that a flag as big as his need to be accredited, in accordance to WCCO. The metropolis has reportedly gotten about 100 formal feedback above the flag – 50 % positive, fifty percent negative.

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“It does not really hassle me substantially, it is just weird observing it up all over again,” neighbor Patrick Cayanan claimed, according to the station. “Like, are they campaigning all over again for 2024?”

But none of it has deterred Johnson, who stated he’ll simply just shift the flag if he’s asked to consider it down – or even fly a much larger flag.

“I am ready to get the fines, eventually get cuffed, go to jail, regardless of what,” Johnson explained. He extra that the flag cost him $1,000 and the crane expense about $50,000. 

Johnson reportedly has not utilized for a permit for the flag and it was not documented if he deemed that an choice. 

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Town officers will decide what motion to choose on the flag, WCCO reported.