‘Victims Of Socialism’ Memorial At Sam Houston State University Vanishes One Day Later

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A group of students at Sam Houston State University (SHSU) created a memorial to honor the victims of socialism on Feb. 23, but the next day the memorial vanished, according to Campus Reform.

The Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) at SHSU planted 1,000 red flags on a campus lawn to honor the 94 million lives who perished as a result of socialist governments, Campus Reform reported. Overnight, “The whole entire memorial was gone, like no trace of it,” SHSU junior DianaLee Enriquez told the outlet.

Johnny Uribe, the YCT chapter chairman at SHSU, initially believed there was a miscommunication between the plans for the memorial and the university, Campus Reform reported. However, Uribe said he was reassured by the school it was approved and that they did not remove it, the outlet reported. (RELATED: NRCC To Release Website Featuring ‘Socialism Scorecard’ For Tracking Democrats’ Votes)

The university confirmed to Campus Reform the incident was being investigated.

“As part of a university internal investigation, officials checked with the Grounds Department to see if they had removed the flags, which they had not. Additionally, staff checked dumpsters and trash receptacles to see if the flags had been discarded. None were found,” Stephanie Knific, a spokesperson for the university, told Campus Reform.

In June 2020, during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests, a Washington, D.C. memorial for the victims of communism was defaced, the Washington Examiner reported.