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American Flag Ban Vetoed by UC Irvine Campus Leaders

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“The American flag is still proudly flying throughout our campus and will continue to do so."

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A University of California Irvine student executive cabinet on Saturday vetoed a resolution banning the American flag from the lobby of the student government offices, KNBC-TV reported, noting a post on the school’s website.

The post called the resolution enacted by undergraduate members of the legislative council earlier this week “misguided legislation”; in addition the post said it wasn't endorsed by campus leadership or the University of California, KNBC reported.

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The executive cabinet oversees the legislative council, KTLA-TV reported.

“The American flag is still proudly flying throughout our campus and will continue to do so,” the post read, concluding with sign off by the executive cabinet of the Associated Students - University of California.

While the ASUCI Legislative Council's resolution — which passed six to four on Tuesday, with two abstentions — called for the removal of all flags, there was wording about the American flag, noting that it "has been flown in instances of colonialism and imperialism.”

The resolution further said the U.S. flag can convey “American exceptionalism and superiority" and that “freedom of speech, in a place that aims to be as inclusive as possible can be interpreted as hate speech.”

You can read the entire statement from the executive cabinet and school administration here.

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