California student group bans American flag from lobby

Mar 8, 2015 11:20 AM by News Staff

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) - The student government at University of California, Irvine has voted to ban display of the American flag - or any flag - from its lobby.

The Orange County Register reports a resolution that was narrowly approved by the legislative council of the campus' Associated Students bans all flags from the common lobby area of student government offices. It prompted removal of the American flag from a lobby wall.

The student council approved the resolution on a 6-4 vote Thursday, with two abstentions. The executive cabinet was expected to consider a veto on Saturday.

The resolution lists 25 reasons for the ban, saying that the American flag has been flown in times of "colonialism and imperialism" and could symbolize American "exceptionalism and superiority."

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