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Young Woman Accused of Trying to Burn Pro-Police American Flag During Philly Pride Parade

A young woman was arrested after she allegedly tried to burn a pro-police American flag during Sunday’s Philly Pride Parade.

ReeAnna Segin, 18, of Woodbine, New Jersey, was arrested and charged with attempting to commit arson, causing/risking a catastrophe, recklessly endangering another person and other related offenses.

Police say Segin tried to burn a “thin blue line” American flag while in a crowd during the Pride Parade at 12th and Locust streets Sunday at 12:10 p.m. The flag represents the “Blue Lives Matter” movement in support of police officers.

An officer took her into custody. No one was hurt during the incident.

Segin was released late Monday afternoon after posting 10% of $5,000 bail. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for June 25 in which a decision will be made regarding whether or not Segin will face  the current charges against her.

Correction: Police identified the woman as Ryan Segin. Her name is ReeAnna Segin, according to her supporters and published reports. We have updated our stories.

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