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School Flies Black Lives Matter Flag on Campus

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(Colin Boyle/The Daily Northwestern)

Thursday, 05 Jan 2017 02:37 PM

Northwestern University has kicked off two weeks of events highlighting Black Lives Matter — the activist group slammed by Donald Trump as "a fuse-lighter in the assassinations" of several police officers.

On Tuesday, a Black Lives Matter flag was hoisted over the school's student center as 14 days of "student-organized and administration-backed" programs on the state of black lives and the Black Lives Matter movement began, The Daily Northwestern reports.

The events at the 166-year-old Illinois school of 21,000 are being held to "build community … build coalitions" and "unite different groups and students together," organizer Danielle Harris told the newspaper.

Last July, Donald Trump, now president-elect, said he believed the Black Lives Matter movement in some cases helped spark the killings of police officers.

The group has been "a fuse-lighter in the assassinations of these police officers," Trump told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly. "They certainly have ignited people and you see that ... It's a very, very serious situation and we just can't let it happen."

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