Russian flag removed from Ben Franklin Parkway, replaced with Ukrainian flag: Officials

The city said the flag was replaced with the Ukrainian flag, and that the incident happened without their knowledge.
PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- In reaction to the war in Ukraine, the City of Philadelphia says someone took down the Russian flag along the Ben Franklin Parkway.

The city said the flag was replaced with the Ukrainian flag, and that the incident happened without their knowledge.

Officials said the Belarus flag nearby was also vandalized.

By Friday afternoon, officials said the Russian flag had been replaced.

The Belarus flag will be replaced as soon as a new one is delivered, but it has been taken down in the meantime, officials said.

Officials are now working to find out who is responsible.

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