“definitely not an accident”
The display was out up by conservative students. No one knows who took the display down but it’s easy to speculate, isn’t it?
The College Fix reports:
Display stating socialism killed 100 million-plus people abruptly taken down at UNC Charlotte
On Monday evening, conservative students at the University of North Carolina Charlotte put a display up on their campus that warned of the deadly dangers of socialism. The “Socialism Graveyard” included headstones that told of the system’s death toll in various countries.
By Tuesday morning, their entire exhibit was gone.
Who took down the display remains a mystery, as members of the Young Americans for Freedom club searched campus dumpsters and questioned peers and campus staff. No one has fessed up to stealing the display, but Emma Schambach, chairwoman of the group, said its abrupt disappearance is “definitely not an accident.”
Adding insult to injury, the materials for the display cost about $70 and it also took four hours to create, she said.
“We were having some angry students coming up to us while we were setting the display up. And one of the women in the reservation office that I spoke to said, ‘Oh yeah, we had to take that down,’ but then everyone else said they weren’t sure what we were talking about and had us contact the custodian and also the video surveillance people. I’m waiting to hear back from them now.”
Meanwhile, Schambach took to Facebook to voice her frustration:
“So for people who say universities aren’t censoring free speech … Here’s a little bit of perspective. My club YAF spent our own money and hours to put together a Halloween display bringing attention to the dangers of Socialism. We put the display in the same location as we had previously displayed nearly 3,000 flags for 9/11. We put it up last night and by 10 AM this morning, students or administration had removed the display. We are going to get the bottom of this and are talking to school administration to resolve this issue. But just be aware, free speech is under attack.”
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