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SLO police investigate burning of Pride flag

Pride in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo.
Pride in the Plaza in San Luis Obispo. The Tribune

San Luis Obispo police are investigating the burning of a Pride flag on Thursday morning.

The incident happened in the 1200 block of Mill Street at about 9:50 a.m., according to Sgt. John Villanti. Police ask anyone with information about the crime to contact the Police Department at 805-781-7312 or Crime Stoppers at 805-549-7867.

Authorities also said they encourage any community member who believes they have been the victim of a hate crime to call the Police Department and make a report. Any member of the LGBTQ community who has been the victim of a hate crime can contact the Gay And Lesbian Alliance at 805-541-4252 for referrals to support services.

“San Luis Obispo is a welcoming city, and the San Luis Obispo Police Department is committed to the safety and inclusion of all its community members,” the department said in a release.

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