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Peter Parente, president of the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association, holds a Gadsden flag outside an armory in New Rochelle, N.Y., on Friday, April 26, 2013. The veterans group raised a Gadsden flag at the armory on March 21 but the city ordered it down because of its association with the tea party.

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City: No ‘Don’t Tread on Me’ flag on public land

A “Don’t Tread on Me” flag hoisted by veterans outside a city-owned armory in New Rochelle, N.Y., has been ordered down because of complaints the defiant symbol of the American Revolution is now associated with the tea party and makes an unwelcome political statement.

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