The ban on the American flag has finally been removed at the University of California, Irvine, on Saturday.
Last week, the Associated Students of the legislative council of the university had imposed a controversial ban for removal of the US national flag as well as flags of other nations from the common lobby area of student government offices.
But the executive cabinet of the student government revoked the ban after using its veto power.
The legislation was aimed at the removal of the flags to raise inclusivity and “to remove barriers that create undue effort and separation by planning and designing spaces that enable everyone to participate equally and confidently.”
But the legislation invited slew of criticism from the university itself, which termed it “misguided “.
The opportunity still lies with the legislative council for overriding the veto if a two-thirds majority votes in favor for the measure.