Update, 10:03 p.m.: Peeples has said that the banners were put up again on Monday night and removed again on Tuesday morning, and that a third attempt to take the banners down was made on Tuesday night.
On Saturday, Campus Y banners hung in response to Charlottesville were taken down by the University, citing violation of building codes.
Campus Y Co-President and DTH columnist Alexander Peeples said they were asked to take the banners down on Friday, but said they would not. When they arrived on Saturday, the banners were gone, along with two posters hung in the windows by past presidents supporting Historically Black Colleges and Universities two to three years ago. Those two posters were returned to Campus Y after The Daily Tar Heel reached out to UNC Media Relations.
“There’s a long tradition of, at least as long as I’ve been here in college for a certain amount of time, of the University using specific and narrow interpretations of facility guidelines to take down acts of free speech,” Peeples said.