“We had heard a rumor from somewhere”
A Dartmouth student wrote a column about an upcoming flag burning on campus. Then a bunch of veterans on motorcycles showed up.
The College Fix reports:
Rolling Thunder shows up when student suggests he’ll burn a flag on Inauguration Day
Warning for college students who publicly suggest they’ll host an event to discuss “what burning an American flag might achieve,” and then burn a flag if they feel like it:
Don’t be surprised if a bunch of veterans on motorcycles shows up.
Dartmouth College student Timothy Messen wrote a blistering column Thursday that said without evidence that President Donald Trump’s November election victory was followed by “an increase in sexual and racial violence.”
Citing Trump’s past suggestion that flag burning be made a crime – which is not going to happen – Messen told his readers that “the best way to defend our rights is to exercise them.” He invited everyone to a possible flag-burning on campus Friday to coincide with Trump’s inauguration.
Whoops. The Dartmouth reports:
Members of Rolling Thunder New Hampshire Chapter 2, a Claremont-based branch of Rolling Thunder arrived at the middle of the Green prior to the student demonstration. …
“We had heard a rumor from somewhere that someone was going to be up here protesting, burning flags,” said Jim Campbell, a member of Rolling Thunder New Hampshire Chapter 2. “So we put some emails out, some texts, and got a bunch of guys to come up and brought up our flags to show our support for not burning the flag.”
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