Brooklyn College: College Targets Student’s Pro-Palestinian Door Signs for Removal


Brooklyn College, City University of New York

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On November 18, 2023, campus police demanded student Morgan Patten remove two signs reading “Free Palestine” and “Zionism is fascism” from the door of her assigned art studio after receiving an anonymous complaint. Administrators cited a campus policy barring any posters or signs on doors, yet many other office doors continue to display posters, artwork, and other signs. On December 6, FIRE wrote Brooklyn College explaining that applying its posting policy in a viewpoint-discriminatory way violates students’ First Amendment rights.