American flag lowered at US consulate in Chengdu ahead of eviction deadline (VIDEO)

27 Jul, 2020 01:13

A US national flag has been pulled down at the US Consulate General in Chengdu, after Beijing ordered Washington to shut down the diplomatic facility in a tit-for-tat response for the closure of Chinese consulate in Houston.

The flag was lowered around 6:18am local time, according to Chinese media, which earlier reported a deadline for the eviction set sometime Monday morning.

Beijing said the closure a “legitimate and necessary response” to Washington’s “unreasonable actions” actions in regard to its diplomatic facility in Houston, Texas.

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