Montana State University: Students Told to Remove BLM Flag

Category: Free Speech
Schools: Montana State University

In September 2021, a group of roommates at Montana State University were notified twice by the university that they must remove a Black Lives Matter flag displayed in their window. The university claimed that the flag could be offensive and a fire hazard. On October 25, FIRE wrote to the university requesting that it reconcile reasonable safety restrictions with student First Amendment rights and allow display of the flag.