Some Brown U Students Removed, Threw Out Flags

November 15, 2016

Some students at Brown University removed and trashed U.S. flags that were set up last week for a Veterans Day ceremony, The Washington Post reported. The incident has set off a debate at Brown about the flag and about appropriate and inappropriate ways of showing dissent from U.S. policy and the election last week of Donald Trump as president. In this case, the issue is not just the way the flag was treated, but the vandalism of a display of flags set up by the university. A statement from the university said, "We do not condone the activities that led to the flags being removed, and destruction of property is subject to disciplinary review."

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