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Veterans replace U.S. flag cut down Sunday night in Santa Maria

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Posted at 10:19 PM, Jun 01, 2020

A U.S. flag is once again flying in front of Santa Maria's City Hall after it was cut down during a protest that turned destructive Sunday night.

Veteran and Santa Maria resident Larry Hyslop says he watched it happen on Facebook Live.

He says a group of four guys tried putting the flag back up, but they were jumped by some protesters.

So Hyslop and the Band of Brothers veterans organization decided to replace the flag at City Hall.

"There were people thanking us over here in the parking lot for getting it back and then when these Band of Brothers, when they put that next one up there... we still have hope in our community, you know. We don't have to be afraid, we're together," Hyslop said.

The Band of Brothers placed a flag in the City Hall bell tower as well as replacing the flag that was cut down from the flag pole.