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Does UC Irvine hate the American flag? Not exactly

Does UC Irvine hate the American flag? Not exactly

Orange County is a place known for its respect for the American flag. So the reaction was swift last week when a student group voted to ban Old Glory and other flags in parts of UC Irvine. So does UCI hate the American flag? Not exactly. Here's a rundown of what happened. UPDATE: UCI cancels student meeting on flag ban; 'viable threats' cited THURSDAY A resolution adopted by a vote of 6-4 by the legislative council of the campus' Associated Students called for removing all flags from the lobby area of student government offices. The resolution says, in part, “The American flag has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.” At first,...

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