Citing Threats, UC-Irvine Cancels Meeting on Flag Controversy

The University of California at Irvine on Tuesday cited “a viable threat of violence” in its decision to cancel of a meeting to discuss a recent controversy over a decision by part of the student government to ban flags, including the American one, from an office lobby, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The decision to ban the flags, by the Legislative Council of the Associated Students of the University of California, Irvine, sparked an uproar. That group’s action was later vetoed by another branch of the government known as the Executive Cabinet. The meeting on Tuesday was meant to discuss the possibility of overriding the veto.

The university said in a written statement that the threat was “not specific,” but added that its police force had increased its security presence and notified the campus.

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