A billboard honoring our nation's police officers, placed with permission in the student center at Dartmouth University by members of the school College Republicans, was torn down shortly after going up on Friday and replaced with signs and posters for Black Lives Matter.
Fox News reported that the school's College Republican organization had put the billboard up to commemorate National Police Week.
The posters put up in place of those supporting law enforcement stated, "You cannot co-opt the movement against state violence to memorialize its perpetrators. #blacklivesmatter.”
Activists stood guard over the Black Lives Matter signage in an apparent attempt to prevent their posters from being taken down.
In a letter to Dartmouth's Board of Trustees, College Republicans said, "All we ask is that the protections and freedoms of self-expression afforded to other student organizations be extended to us. We do not see the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements as mutually exclusive."