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Nearly 3,000 American Flags Stolen from Occidental College’s Eagle Rock Campus

An investigation was underway today into the removal of nearly 3,000 small American flags from the Eagle Rock campus of Occidental College.

The 2,997 flags were put in place in the quad area Saturday night by members of the Occidental College Republican Club, a student organization, as a 9/11 memorial, with each flag representing a victim of the terror attacks, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. But by Sunday morning, the club reported that the memorial had been trashed.

On their Facebook page, the Occidental College Republican Club said that vandals had “crushed, snapped, and threw in the garbage every single flag. Not one was left on the ground.”

The group also said posters and flyers that “shamed the victims of 9/11″ were posted on campus.

Occidental College issued a statement saying administrators don’t know yet who is responsible for the incident, but it is being investigated, and they ” will take disciplinary action.”

The college asks that anyone with information about the incident contact officials at conduct@oxy.edu.

 

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