VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - So many people are expected for the 'flag rally' that VSU will cancel class Friday.
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The rally is response to the Black Panther demonstration last week in which the American flag was desecrated, and a female Veteran took the flag from them.
VSU issued this release-
After further discussions with local law enforcement and in the interest of the safety of our students, faculty, and staff, Valdosta State University will suspend normal business operations for Friday, April 24.
All classes and on-campus events scheduled for Friday, April 24, have been canceled.
Only essential employees- meaning those who have been notified by their supervisor- are to report to campus.
For students living in on-campus housing, we will have an increased law enforcement presence on campus to ensure their continued safety throughout the protests scheduled to occur around Main Campus. Palms Dining will be open.
The university will resume normal operations for all classes and events scheduled on Saturday, April 25.