University of Maine at Farmington art student Susan Crane of Auburn spread American flags fashioned from duct tape and plastic on the floor and asked people to step on them or walk around them.
The college had approved the project.
Area veterans weren’t amused. American Legion Commander Charles Bennett of Farmington called a rally Thursday. A crowd estimated at 80 to 100 people attended the peaceful event.
Crane says her point was to get people to think about how they feel about the flag.