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Dirty flag

Two St Andrews university students, aged 18 and 20, are facing trial in August after being critical of Israel and its flag. One of them said he put his hands down inside his jeans and onto a fellow-student’s Israeli flag, and described Israel as a terrorist state guilty of many civilian deaths. The two were arrested at their hall of residence and kept in custody for 36 hours before being charged with “racially aggravated conduct”.