Why do people hang the American flag upside down?

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According to the US Flag Code, the American flag should never be flown upside down except in cases of distress as a kind of SOS signal. However, when the American flag is flown upside down, it is usually a way for people to show their displeasure with the US.
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Why Do People Hang the American Flag Upside Down?
Flags are powerful symbols of the nations they represent. They are often rich in symbolism and are steeped in history and meaning. The American flag is no different, and given the flag's importance to the country, Congress created rules relating to its... More »
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If a flag is hung upside down, it means who ever hung it is upset with the government. After the election in 2012, many people hung their flags upside down to protest President Obama winning the election. It is meant as a sign of protest against the American government.
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