Mayor to speak with college president over US flag decision

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — The mayor of a Massachusetts city will speak this week with the president of a college that decided to stop flying U.S. flags after students allegedly burned a flag in protest of Donald Trump’s presidential election.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno is scheduled to speak with Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash on Thursday to discuss possible solutions. Sarno tells WWLP-TV he hopes he can help find a compromise to get flags flying over the campus again.

College officials decided to indefinitely stop flying flags earlier this month after the main flag in the center of campus was burned after students lowered the banner to half-staff. Officials replaced the flag, but it was lowered again.


Dozens of veterans and other demonstrators protested at a rally at the Amherst school on Sunday.