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The Nation

The School of Art Institute of Chicago announced the reopening of a controversial exhibit featuring an American flag lying on the floor, prompting angry veterans to file suit. The show was closed Monday after about 60 veterans gathered outside the school to protest the exhibit. In a statement, the school said only students, faculty and staff would be allowed to view the exhibit after the reopening today. Five veterans groups and a student responded by filing suit in Cook County Circuit Court seeking a restraining order preventing the exhibit from reopening until the flag is removed from the floor or “reasonable measures have been taken” to keep people from “willfully walking, standing, driving or trampling upon the flag.”


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