Now…what if it was the flag of hezbollah…Paleostine….IS?
Would this family be reported and visited by the police? I get the whole thing about flying another country’s flag, I’m just exploring the reaction to other flags being flown, lets say, the Turkish flag. Picture Turkish enclaves preparing for a visit by the head poobah in Ankara, and they fly Turk flags throughout the enclave, do you believe that the Danish police would be beating down their doors to get them to lower them?
Danish family reported to police for flying US flag
Official flag rules in Denmark state that, unless special authorisation is given, it is not permitted to fly any other national flags than the Danish Dannebrog, a white Scandinavian cross on a red background.
Police visited the family at their home on Monday and asked them to lower the American flag, reports local media Jydske Vestkysten.
The flag has flown from a flagpole in the Hedegård family’s garden for the last month. Police received reports of a prohibited flag being flown at the address, according to the report.
The family was reportedly advised it could receive a fine of 2,500 kroner ($375) if it did not lower the flag.
Rikke Hedegård told Jydske Vestkysten that she was disappointed that nobody spoke to her before reporting the flag.
“My thoughts are that if someone was so offended, why didn’t they stop by and mention it? We go outside almost every day, so just stop by and listen to our story,” she said.
The family chose to fly the flag because they like American culture, Hedegård said.
“We feel we are a part of American culture in Denmark,” she told Jydske Vestkysten.
“I could understand if it was a Nazi or Isis flag, but an American flag, I don’t understand that at all. But it’s probably because [complainants] are not part of the culture,” she said.