Texas university group unhappy over 9/11 memorial relocation

AP News
|
Posted: Aug 02, 2017 11:29 AM

DALLAS (AP) — A group at a Texas university is angry they have to move a 9/11 memorial to a less-prominent part of campus.

The Dallas Morning News reports that the Young Americans for Freedom group has set up nearly 3,000 flags on Southern Methodist University's Dallas Hall Lawn annually since 2010.

But university officials recently told the group to relocate the display to Morrison-McGinnis Park.

The university had originally said the relocation was to protect students from "harmful or triggering" messages but amended that decision Tuesday to say all displays must be at the park.

Some student groups say the new policy is an attack on free speech.

University spokesman Kent Best says the policy was revised because the Dallas Hall Lawn is used for classes and a variety of university events.

___

Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com