A Massachusetts town will fly the Palestinian flag over a public park for a month despite heated disagreement among residents.
The town of North Andover, about 25 miles north of Boston, on Monday approved a proposal to fly the Palestinian flag on the flagpole of the North Andover Town Common park.
The black, white, green, and red flag of the Palestinian Liberation Organization was hoisted on the park’s flagpole to fly below both the American flag and the POW/MIA (missing in action and prisoners of war) flag.
The flag is scheduled to remain flying in the park from Tuesday morning until December 7.
Dozens of people showed up at Monday’s Select Board meeting to express their opinions on raising the Palestinian flag. During the hour of public comment, residents