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Pride flag erected for Orlando shooting victims found in garbage can at Ontario park

The Pride flag hangs from the flagpole in front of the Ontario legislature at Queen's Park in Toronto on Monday, June 22, 2015. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

INGERSOLL, Ont. — Provincial police are investigating apparent vandalism to a Pride flag in southwestern Ontario.

Investigators say they received a report on Monday of “mischief” to a Pride flag in Ingersoll.

They say the flag had been erected in a park in the town as a memorial for the victims of the Orlando mass shooting and to commemorate Pride month.

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OPP say they believe the flag was removed from the pole in the park on Monday afternoon.

It was found in the park garbage can and had been damaged.

Anyone with information regarding those responsible is asked to contact police.

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