VERMONT — A ‘Black Lives Matter’ flag is now flying high at the University of Vermont. As shown in the photo below, the BLM flag is flying next to both the American flag, and the Vermont state flag, outside the student center building.
News station FOX 44 reported on Friday that the flag is the doing of the Student Government Association which put up the flag on Thursday.
According to FOX44, some people are up in arms over the bias display, and believe if a flag is to be flown it should read “All Lives Matter.” They also left comments saying it was inappropriate to fly an organization’s flag at the same height of the American flag.
Tom Sullivan, the school president, is supporting the student government’s decision to display the flag, according to local station WCAX-TV.
Sullivan said, “I think given this particular time in the history of America, our students thought it was an appropriate time over the next couple of days to show their support for black communities in the United States.”
The Black Lives Matter flag will remain in place until Monday.