King's College Student Union Votes to Replace Soviet Flag With Wall of Flags

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King's College Student Union, Cambridge, has previously voted to take out the Soviet flag in King's Bunker bar. As reported by The Tab, KCSU finally passed a motion to replace it with a 'Wall of Flags.' The Typical Student team learned the details of this decision. 

 

Which Flag Will Be The First To Go Up?

 

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According to the student news outlet, the 'Wall Of Flags' will be a collection of symbols that represent inclusivity at King's College instead of "a single totalising symbol". The first flag to go up will be the LGBT flag proposed by the college's LGBTQ+ Officer. It is believed, the flag would "contribute to a sense of welcome and belonging to the LGBT members of the community."

 

How Did The Soviet Flag Get In King's Bunker Bar?

 

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The Soviet symbol that had been hanging in King's Bunker Bar since 2004 was voted for by 86% of undergrads to be removed. According to the Student Union reps, it was "considered hurtful, offensive and exclusionary to King's members whose families suffered under Soviet rule."  At the moment, King's is very pro-flag: January 30, the EU flag was flown to show students' support "for the rights of their EU Fellows, students and staff."

 

 

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