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Solons Rip Occupiers Wardrobe Flags

The Idaho State Senate leadership today pulled a dozen members of Occupy Boise out of the Senate Gallery to discuss cloth, dollar-store American flags pinned to each individual's shirt. In the Minority Caucus room on the fourth floor of the Capitol, Idaho Falls Sen. Bart Davis asked them to remove the flags. "We have asked many people over the years, people I have agreed with and I have disagreed with," said Sen. Davis. "To not wear buttons, and to not wear hats, and we're asking you please to be similarly sympathetic to allow us to do our business in that fashion"/Andrew Crisp, Boise Weekly. More here. (Earlier in the session, Occupy Boise members record the proceedings at an Idaho House State Affairs Committee hearing)

Question: Did Idaho legislators react properly/overreact to the flags worn by Occupy Boise members?




D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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