University of Illinois Bans American Flags on 9/11, Students Respond Defiantly

The University of Illinois shocked college Republicans by ruling to ban students from using the American Flags to memorialize the September 11th attacks. The ruling came down Tuesday as the college notified the group that they would not be approving the student request to line the quad’s walkways with 2,977 flags to honor each of the 9/11 victims.

In a post on Facebook, the group Illini Republicans asked followers to call the University of Illinois’ Chancellor and demand the college allow the memorial display.

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So what was the University’s issue with the display? Was it offensive? No, they were concerned that it would damage the grass and the “irrigation system.” No joke…

As result, students responded with outrage demanding the display be allowed. They launched a petition on Change.org and bombarded the University with phone calls until they finally caved.

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The alternatives? “Using cups with sand and sticking the flags in them or foam with the same idea as well as cardboard or any other foundation or acceptable alternative that did not involve placing items in the ground,” the letter added.

You can probably guess what happened next: A petition. Hundreds of phone calls to the chancellor’s office, Truth Revolt said. A good ol’ fashioned outcry.

Finally on Wednesday the university changed course, saying it would allow the flags to be planted around the perimeter of the quad — yes, in the ground.

The result was beautiful:

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  • Steve Canon

    Don’t you just love the People’s Republic of Illinois?

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  • Slash33

    what a s*** University why would anybody send their kids there…. communist bastards.

  • mudguy1

    The University of Illinois’ Chancellor needs to be fired now,

  • one

    I’m surprised they didn’t push for an inclusive balance of jihadists flags for those who sacrificed themselves flying into the twin towers! Oh, that will be next year.

  • reasoning with facts

    Illinois home to : The 0bama`s , Louie Farrakhan , Bill Ayers , Jeremiah Wright , Rahm Emmanuel , etc. , etc. ………………………

  • PaulaRevere

    Thank you students for thinking of the families and those who were innocent targets of this act of war. Illinois is a State of infamous schizophrenics, we can only forgive their ignorance but not without consequence. PSSST: The END is coming, the END is coming…

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