University of Illinois Backtracks from Blocking 9/11 Flag Display by College Republicans

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The College Fix reported:

In the end, honoring the dead of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks beat the lawn-care needs of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The school backed down from its insistence that the campus chapter of the College Republicans not plant 2,977 small American flags on the quad as a memorial, following a short but intense pressure campaign by students.

Before agreement was reached Wednesday night, chapter President Chris Piper told The College Fix in a phone interview that the university claimed that placing flags in the ground would interfere with the “irrigation system” and lawn care.