Around 1,000 ex-servicemen gathered at a western Massachusetts college Sunday to protest the schools decision to stop piloting all flags, including U.S. flags, after students allegedly burned a pennant in assert of Donald Trumps election victory.

Hampshire College in Amherst outraged numerous with its decision to remove all flags from campus. Protesters uttered their displeasure and hoped to reach out to students during their demonstration.

They took down my pennant, they have a right to that, Im here to defend their own rights to do that but I want them to understand how bad that hurts me, veteran Jerry Maguire told WWLP-TV.

The station reported that hundreds all over the New England region connected the assert, including Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno. He stood with the veterans as well.

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