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Police investigate person using flamethrower to set flag and trees on fire outside of Uhuru house in St. Pete

The police department says detectives are investigating and searching for the person responsible for the fire.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — St. Petersburg police are investigating a fire that happened Saturday morning at the Uhuru House.

A video from the African Socialist Party USA's Facebook account shows a person using a flamethrower to set fire to a Pan-African flag flying on a pole outside the headquarters of the Uhuru Movement.

We have in: video footage of the person setting fire to the Red, Black and Green flag at the Uhuru House in St. Petersburg, FL.

Posted by African People's Socialist Party USA on Saturday, July 2, 2022

No damage to anything else was reported, and no one was hurt.

The police department says detectives are investigating and searching for the person responsible for the fire.

No other information has been released, as of now.

Anyone with information can contact the St. Petersburg Police Department at 727-893-7780 or text SPPD plus your tip to TIP411.

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