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if(requestedWidth > 0){ document.getElementById(‘articleViewerGroup’).style.width = requestedWidth + “px”; document.getElementById(‘articleViewerGroup’).style.margin = “0px 0px 10px 10px”; } WESTMINSTER, Calif. – Vietnamese-American activists are asking the University of Southern California to take down a Vietnamese flag that flies on the campus because it represents a communist state. Activists Hung Nguyen, An Son Tran and Tung X. Nguyen want the university in south Los Angeles to remove the flag or replace it with the yellow-and-red flag of South Vietnam.

“The red and yellow flag is the official flag of the Vietnamese-American community,” Hung Nguyen said. “The university has hundreds if not thousands of students from our community and they should honor our sentiments about the flag.”

USC doesn’t plan to remove or replace the flag, said James Grant, a university spokesman.

“The flags have been in our main building for a long time,” he said, adding that no USC students have complained. “They were made to conform to state and United Nations standards. We see no need to take them down.”

The activists said they may consider a protest against USC if the school doesn’t respond.

Irvine Valley College took down an entire display of 144 miniature flags last month after activists spotted the Vietnamese flag in the mix.