Tallahassee Democrat by Jeffrey Schweers
March 22, 2019
Twice this month, students stole a “Build the Wall” banner displayed by the conservative student group University of Florida Young Americans for Freedom on the Plaza of the Americas.
YAF members videotaped the second attempt and chased two people running off, and University Police and the Dean of Students office intervened.
UF Vice President for Student Affairs David W. Parrott called it a “teachable moment” in a recent piece he wrote for the Tampa Bay Times. UF staff explained to students that the First Amendment applies to all views and that universities were places for students to think critically and voice their opinions freely.