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Charges against Mildura pair dropped over neighbour’s Aboriginal flag dispute

Criminal charges against a Mildura pair who were filmed trying to tear down their neighbour’s Aboriginal flag and questioning his Indigenous identity have been dropped.

Friends Karen Ridge, 48, and Robert Vigors, 65, were charged over the incident, which went viral on social media in December last year with the hashtag #toostrongforyoukaren.

Ms Ridge tries to tear down the Aboriginal flag.

Ms Ridge tries to tear down the Aboriginal flag.Credit:Twitter

The charge of attempted criminal damage against Mr Vigors, who was dumped by McDonald’s as a franchisee after the release of the video, was withdrawn in October, while the charge of wilful damage against Ms Ridge was withdrawn on Wednesday.

Their lawyer Mark Stanarevic, of Matrix Legal, flagged potential defamation action.

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