9/11 memorial on Southern California college campus vandalized

A Southern California college was investigating reports of vandalism to a 9/11 memorial on its campus, school officials said Sunday.

The Los Angeles Daily News reported that the memorial at Occidental College consisted of 2,997 American flags, one for every person who died in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The college’s Republican club placed the flags in the quad at the Eagle Rock campus Saturday night.

However, the club reported Sunday morning that the memorial had been vandalized. The club wrote on its Facebook page that the vandals had “crushed, snapped, and threw in the garbage every single flag. Not one was left on the ground.”

The club also said that posters and flyers on campus had allegedly shamed the victims of the terror attacks.

Occidental College said they are investigating the incident and “will take disciplinary action.”

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