A student who removed thousands of 9/11 flags from a college memorial said it was a protest against Islamophobia and US military interventions

By: | September 13, 2021

A student at Washington University unilaterally removed thousands of 9/11 memorial flags and piled them into garbage bags in a protest against Islamophobia and US military interventions, according to the college newspaper.

In a video posted online, the student can be seen holding multiple plastic bags containing the small American flags that he had removed from a memorial on Mudd Field at the university in St Louis, Missouri.

The flags—a total of 2,977—were placed on the lawn to honor the people who lost their lives in the attacks 20 years on.

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