UPDATED: KU moves ‘desecrated’ flag after political firestorm


(Updated to reflect status of flag, comment from chancellor; edits throughout)

The University of Kansas on Wednesday moved a piece of campus art - a paint-splattered American flag - after a storm of political protests.

The university took down the flag late Wednesday afternoon after two of the major Republican gubernatorial candidates called for it to be removed.

Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer on Wednesday demanded the university remove the flag from outside Spooner Hall, saying that "the disrespectful display of a desecrated American flag on the KU campus is absolutely unacceptable."

"Men and women have fought and bled for that flag . . .


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