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New Jersey Turnpike Authority suspends flag ban on Woodbridge overpass

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has suspended plans to ban flags on a Woodbridge overpass.

News 12 Staff

Sep 8, 2020, 11:35 PM

Updated 1,357 days ago

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The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has suspended plans to ban flags on a Woodbridge overpass.
The authority originally stated that all flags, including the American flag, would be removed from the Port Reading Bridge. But many opposed this plan, leading to a rally attended by hundreds of people on Sunday.
Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday that he called Turnpike officials and that the flags will stay up.
Turnpike officials claim that the situation started after complaints about the Thin Blue Line flag, which supports police officers. They said that they wanted all the flags removed because they are a distraction to drivers.
But the flags will all stay put for now following the governor’s call.


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