Only the flags of Aztlan, La Raza and Mexico are allowed to fly freely in Chicano Park, because the park is dedicated to Chicano political militancy. That is not to say that all those, who identify as “Chicano” are also militant, but this park memorializes the militancy and anti-Americanism of the movement, which had its heyday in the late 1960’s and 1970’s.
An anti-Trump protest was held in Chicano Park on Veterans Day, 2016. A couple of patriots showed up to express their pro-American views. They had to be escorted out of the park, due to the threat of mob violence from the anti-American protesters.
The Chicanos claim that the Park is no longer U.S. territory, that it is their so-called, “sacred land” as the first part of Aztlan to be occupied. The treasonous political leaders of the City of San Diego have, in effect, ceded it to them. They identify the American Southwest as Aztlan. For that reason, they do not allow the American flag, the symbol of our sovereignty, to be raised in the center of the park in a prominent position.
In the above clip, there were at least two flag wavers, one was a courageous Hispanic veteran in uniform at the beginning. There were actually two veterans in uniform. The other flag waver appeared to be Hispanic or Asian. All of them were escorted out of the Park by police.
City leaders do not defend civil rights in this park. Escorting dissidents our of the park happens repeatedly in Chicano Park. It seems that the political and police leadership have an understanding with the militant Chicanos that they will escort people of the park, when the peaceful free speech activities of the dissenters, such as waving the American flag, offend the Chicanos and their far-left allies and they threaten mob violence.
Below a Chicana in a News report says the goal is “revolution”.
The Chicano Park Steering Committee used to prohibit the Hispanic veterans from flying the flag on their flagpole in a remote corner of the park, except on certain holidays, Fourth of July, Veterans Day and Memorial Day. The veterans started flying it every day after we exposed the general ban of the American flag in the park, except for those limited exceptions.
They still do not allow the flag to fly freely in the park at any time at any place by any person, especially not on the main flagpole in the center of the park. The American flag is relegated to an inferior position on a shorter flagpole in a remote area of the park. If you doubt this, just try to get them to fly the American flag over the Aztlan and La Raza flags that they normally fly on the main flagpole.
The park Steering Committee is dominated and controlled by radical, anti-Americans, who are offended by the flag and who don’t respect veterans, who fought under the flag. A “national historic landmark” ought to be flying the American flag proudly in a honored position, not limited, hidden and shunned.