From Firearms Talk:
Citing their belief that the flag is the symbol of the Tea Party, the city council of New Rochelle voted 5-2 to order the familiar rattlesnake banner removed and banned from all city property. Specifically the town’s historic Armory, where the Gadsden flag was raised and lowered by local veterans under the US and State flags, was ordered to strike the suddenly offensive symbol.
The City Manager Chuck Strome had originally ordered it taken down and then reversed his decision after the United Veterans Memorial and Patriotic Association of New Rochelle protested. After this Pyrrhic victory, the matter was addressed by the City Council who decided to ban it once more.
According to the Washington Examiner, the council objected to the flag because they said Parente is a member of the Tea Party and wants to display the flag to push a political agenda.
Parente said no one in the veterans group is a Tea Party member.
Irrelevant to the leftists. The Tea Party must be destroyed, and all symbols that resist leftists’ Greater Good Government must be destroyed. Historical symbols of resistance to tyranny, even if used in a manner unrelated to the Tea Party, must be destroyed.