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Student leaders veto ban on American flag at UC Irvine

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IRVINE — A resolution that banned the American flag from being displayed at student government offices was vetoed by UC Irvine student leaders on Saturday, as stated in a post on the school’s website.

The post called the ban “misguided legislation” that was not endorsed by campus leadership or the university. It was passed by undergraduate members of the legislative council.

Students who voted to ban the American flag did so because it is a representation of “colonialism and imperialism,” according to NBC Los Angeles.

As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, state Republican lawmakers are also outraged by the flag-banning notion: they will introduce a constitutional amendment that will prohibit state-funded colleges and universities from banning the American flag on campuses.

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