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Boston man says US flag will stay despite fines

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Mark DiGiovanni says he is being threatened with a $25-a-day fine for breaking a “white curtains only” rule.The Boston Herald

A Boston man says he has no plans to remove the 6-foot-by-10-foot U.S. flag hanging in the window of his condominium, even though management is threatening to fine him $25 a day for breaking its "white curtains only" rule.

Mark DiGiovanni tells the Boston Herald he was given a "gentle reminder" on Monday from the company that manages the building in the Fort Point neighborhood that he'd start accruing the penalty Tuesday for breaking a rule that requires residents to have only white curtains in their windows.

The 52-year-old facilities manager says the law is on his side, pointing to the 2005 federal Freedom to Display the American Flag Act. He told the paper that the flag is in the window to honor his five uncles that served in World War II. 

Condo association trustee Sean McGrail says management was reacting to a complaint and has accused DiGiovanni of "fake patriotism."

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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