London City Hall Will Fly US Flag Tomorrow

Mayor tips hat to Obama inauguration with Old Glory
By Jason Farago,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 19, 2009 8:09 AM CST
London's city hall, near Tower Bridge on the south bank of the Thames. The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, will fly an American flag at city hall tomorrow to celebrate Barack Obama's inauguration.   (©Olivier Bruchez)
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(Newser) – Tomorrow morning, while Washington sleeps, the mayor of London will celebrate the inauguration of Barack Obama by hoisting the American flag at city hall. Boris Johnson, a Conservative born in New York who publicly supported Obama during the campaign, will raise the flag himself, reports the Guardian. A rep from the American embassy in London was "delighted" to hear of the gesture.