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A US flag flown in World War II that went missing during protests in Nevada was returned unscathed

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The flag went missing during protests near Reno City Hall on Saturday when its display case was found broken. City officials assumed the flag had been lost. The flag flew on the cruiser USS Reno during World War II and was donated to the city in 1946. Kenzie Margiott, a reporter for CNN affiliate KRNV in Reno, said she received a package Tuesday from an anonymous sender. Inside, she found the tattered flag, which she'd written about the day before. "I kind of paused for a second, looked around at everyone, and I'm like — guys, the flag," she said. "The flag I wrote a story about just yesterday." Tucked inside the flag was a note: "Needed protecting. Looters were flag burning. RIP Gorge [sic] Floyd."Margiott doesn't know who sent her the flag, but she quickly returned it to city officials. "This is a symbol of the goodness of human beings," Reno Vice Mayor Devon Reese said. "This is a symbol of the resilience our community has." At least 23 people were arrested during Saturday's protests in downtown Reno, the Reno Gazette-Journal reported. Most were charged with resisting an officer or trespassing. Last weekend, in response to the protests, the Reno Police Department extended the city's unlawful assembly boundary, so anyone gathering in public in groups of two or more could be arrested. The city had issued a mandatory curfew of 5:30 p.m. that was later lifted this week, though the city still discourages groups of 50 or more from gathering.The USS Reno was a cruiser specializing in anti-aircraft warfare. It joined the Pacific FleetRead More – Source

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