Ian Cheong reports on the vandalism of bunting in Oxford, for the university’s The Oxford Student.
While much of the city was enthusiastic in their celebration of the Diamond Jubilee in a rare show of British emotion, several Oxford students displayed their opposition.
One anonymous student burnt Jubilee bunting at Somerville College. Isabel Sinagola, an English student who had put up the bunting, said it was taken down and later put up again with a hole burnt in the middle of each flag.
She said: “I’m not sure what I would say other than it was extremely disappointing that they couldn’t be mature about it and simply ask me to remove it, since it seemed to offend them so much. There shouldn’t be an issue with a number of us celebrating such a momentous occasion, and even if there was that was no way to deal with it.”
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