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Trump-Protesting Students Burn Flags at American University

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Protesters hold signs during a protest against the election of President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in downtown Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

By    |   Thursday, 10 Nov 2016 12:32 PM

Hundreds of students at American University gathered on campus to protest Donald Trump's presidential victory and used matches and lighters to torch several American flags.

The group chanted "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" and waved signs reading "Black Lives Matter," "Stand up to racism!" and "Stand against anti-Muslim bigotry," the university's student newspaper The Eagle reported.

"This is a representation of America! We are going down in flames!" one protestor shouted.

American University spokeswoman Camille Lepre said the school supports the "free expression of views on all sides of the political spectrum."

"The expressions were at times heated, but peaceful and safe. The university does not condone the burning of the American flag, even though the act is protected speech," she said.

The school, based in Washington, D.C., has a student population of 12,000. It has been named several times in The Princeton Review's annual survey of most politically active schools in the country.

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