Brown students tore up, threw out American flags at Veterans Day ceremony


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American flags flying for a Veterans Day ceremony at Brown University were snapped in half, torn up and thrown away, according to a veteran who watched it happen and another student who videotaped what he saw happening and posted it online.

That prompted other students to counterprotest, according to the campus newspaper, the Brown Daily Herald, with a senior upset by the actions organizing a group to sit on the school’s green to protect the remaining flags. And it opened an intense debate about the meaning of patriotism and sacrifice on the Ivy League campus in the days after a divisive election, with some students saying in online debates that it’s hard to love a country that has committed atrocities and oppressed minorities.

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  1. Toby  November 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Tis a good thing that freedom of speech is lawful. But the deeper issue is their motivation to provoke a fight.

    Is that what the swamp rats will move to, provoking strong reactions, so video can be made and used for political extortion.

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