Furor at Valdosta State Over Walking on U.S. Flag

April 20, 2015

A military veteran was briefly detained by Valdosta State University police Friday after she grabbed a U.S. flag on which protesters were walking, The Valdosta Daily Times reported. The veteran acknowledged that she took a flag that didn't belong to her but said she objected to the protesters walking on the flag. While she admitted to resisting arrest, authorities only gave her a criminal trespass warning. The university issued this statement: "We respect the rights of people to peacefully assemble and voice their opinions. Our primary concern is the safety of our students, faculty and staff and our ability to carry out our responsibilities to all our students on campus. We are monitoring the situation."


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