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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

LSU Grad Student's Planned Flag Burning Ends Abruptly

A counter-protest, obscenities, and something of a crowd in a dangerous mood put an end to an LSU graduate student's planned flag burning at the LSU campus Parade Ground Wednesday. Police escorted Benjamin Haas to a waiting squad car "for his own safety." Mr. Haas told the media he had planned to burn the flag in response to a secretive theft and flag destruction last week on the LSU campus. Police have arrested a suspect in those and related crimes.

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