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Flags to stay at half-staff in city buildings in honor of police victims in Baton Rouge

Flags to stay lowered until sunset Friday

Flags in Dublin and Pleasanton, already flying at half-staff in honor and remembrance of the victims of the attack in Nice, France last Thursday, will continue being lowered as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers last Sunday in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

By presidential proclamation, U.S. flags at all public buildings and grounds, shall be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims of the attack perpetrated on police officers on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The flags shall be flown at half-staff until sunset, July 22, 2016.

The president's proclamation follows:

"As a mark of respect for the victims of the attack on police officers perpetrated on Sunday, July 17, 2016, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, I hereby order that the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset, July 22, 2016.

"I also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same length of time at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations."

Barack Obama

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