SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of a Massachusetts city will speak this week with the president of a college that decided to stop flying U.S. flags after students allegedly burned a flag in protest of Donald Trump’s presidential election.

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Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is scheduled to speak with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash on Thursday to discuss possible solutions.

(WBZ-TV)

(WBZ-TV)

Sarno tells WWLP-TV he hopes he can help find a compromise to get flags flying over the campus again.

College officials decided to indefinitely stop flying flags earlier this month after the main flag in the center of campus was burned after students lowered the banner to half-staff. Officials replaced the flag, but it was lowered again.

Veterans protest Sunday at Hampshire College in Amherst. (WBZ-TV)

Veterans protest Sunday at Hampshire College in Amherst. (WBZ-TV)

Dozens of veterans and other demonstrators protested at a rally at the Amherst school on Sunday.

Comments (2)
  1. There is only one solution: Arrest and charge the flag burners with desecrating the flag and stop giving state and federal funds to the school.

    1. Brendan, your proposal sounds tough and all but it won’t work. Flag burning is protected by free speech. Do you have a problem understanding free speech Brendan?

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