1,000 Vets Protest at College That BANNED US Flags from Campus [VIDEO]

1,000 Vets Protest at College That BANNED US Flags from Campus [VIDEO]

More than 1,000 veterans protested yesterday at Amherst University in Massachusetts after they removed the American flag from their campus because of protests. In fact, they removed all flags. Originally, the school lowered the American flag to half-staff because Donald Trump was elected president. That was asinine all by itself, but then Leftist students burned the flag on top of it. Amherst decided to handle it by banning all flags instead of expelling those students. Marxist morons.

These vets fought for that flag. Many know others who have died for it. Many were injured or crippled protecting our flag. They acknowledge that the students have a right to protest, but they are showing what an insult this is to those who are currently serving and those that have served. Hundreds from all over that part of the country joined the protest. Even Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno joined in. I hope Amherst is listening for a change. What they did is a disgrace.

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From Fox News:

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Around 1,000 veterans gathered at a western Massachusetts college Sunday to protest the school’s decision to stop flying all flags, including U.S. flags, after students allegedly burned a flag in protest of Donald Trump’s election victory.

Hampshire College in Amherst outraged many with its decision to remove all flags from campus. Protesters expressed their displeasure and hoped to reach out to students during their demonstration.

“They took down my flag, they have a right to that, I’m here to defend their right to do that but I want them to understand how bad that hurts me,” veteran Jerry Maguire told WWLP-TV.

The station reported that hundreds all over the New England region joined the protest, including Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. He stood with the veterans as well.

“For the students here and the president and board of trustees have risen from what the veterans sacrificed, this flag and not to fly the flag on this campus if you were in some other countries around the world it would be handled very, very differently,” Sarno said.

There were other demonstrators and veterans there that were chanting “USA!” according to Fox 25 Boston. The protest was mostly peaceful, with one isolated incident that did occur. A protester (who was probably a student) sat in the middle of a bunch of veterans who wanted to take a group photo and flipped them off. It figures it wasn’t the vets that got out of line… it was an asshat student.

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash didn’t attend the event. Of course not, he’s too big a coward to explain his unpatriotic actions. This isn’t the first time there has been a debate on the American flag on that campus. For more than ten years, there was a battle over flying commemorative 9/11 flags. Eventually, they voted to fly them annually. That should have been a no-brainer.

Lash said the Amherst campus will talk with students and staff about properly utilizing flags in the future. I’ll bet. He doesn’t mention bringing back the American flag at all. What a weasel.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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