UPDATE: Palestinian flag raised

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After a day of confusion the Palestinian flag has been raised in Preston.

Council chiefs had agreed to fly the flag as a mark of solidarity with the people of Gaza, following a request from Children of the Ghetto.

They then issued at statement at 4pm and hour before the flag was due to be raised to say it wouldn’t be going ahead.

However following a meeting with the campaign group the flag was raised, and around 2.000 people gathered outside Preston Town Hall to see it.