Vandals Target 9-11 Flag Display at Occidental College

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From Campus Reform:

The Occidental College Republican Club had its 9/11 memorial vandalized Saturday night, with all 2,997 of the flags summarily discarded.

“At midnight early this morning, vandals crushed, snapped, and threw in the garbage every single flag,” the group said on its Facebook page. “Not one was left in the ground. Not only did they destroy the memorial, they put posters and flyers up that shamed the victims of 9/11.”

The memorial consisted of 2,997 American flags to represent the number of lives lost in the 9/11 attacks, similar to a display at Saddleback College that was first denied approval by the administration and then vandalized by a professor when the students went through with it anyway.