Gay pride flag flies at police HQ
North Wales Police are flying the Rainbow flag, symbol of Gay Pride over their headquarters and have immeadiatly been attacked by some for doing so.
The North Wales force are the first police force in Britain to show their support for the gay, lesbian and bisexual community and in particular for gay police officers.
Assistant Chief Constable Ian Shannon said : "Sexuality is a highly emotive and personal matter and I have great respect for those involved with the Gay Police Association who, over the years, have worked selflessly to promote equality within our organisation."
The flag to be hoisted to mark "Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual History Month" at North Wales Police, where Richard Brunstrom, the controversial chief constable is in charge.
However anger is growing about flying the flag, and whether special interest groups should be perceived to be favoured by the police.
David Jones, Tory MP for Clwyd West, called it "political tokenism".
He added : "I can't see any reason why any flag other than the Union Flag and the Red Dragon of Wales should fly outside our police headquarters.
"This is tokenism and posturing. People want to see their police force focus on fighting crime, not getting involved in political tokenism and gestures."
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