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State Sued After Removing Marker Dedicated To Communist Party Leader

Supporters of historic buildings have sued New Hampshire after it removed the sign, according to the Associated Press.

The sign was originally erected in Concord, New Hampshire, and was dedicated to Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, founder and Communist Party chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). according to to AP. US history teacher and activist Arnold Alpert, Mary Lee Sargent, sued the state after it removed a historic marker placed in Concord two weeks ago on May 1. . (Related: Biden appoints alleged Chinese communist front group member to represent US companies in Asia)

Flynn was convicted under the Smith Act in 1953 of conspiring to overthrow the United States government. according to to the New York Times.

Republican lawmakers on the Executive Council, the five-member body that approves state contracts and judicial candidates, said the sign was inappropriate, and Republican New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu agreed, according to the Associated Press. It is said that Sununu then called for a review of the historic marking process, and the historic markings were removed in consultation with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Culture.

“The markers were illegally removed based on ideological considerations contrary to the objectives of the Historical Markers Program,” Sargent told the Associated Press.

“We will review the complaint and respond appropriately in court in time,” Michael Garrity, a spokesman for the New Hampshire Attorney General’s office, told The Associated Press.

The New Hampshire Attorney General’s office did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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