Charlotte Amalie, The Virgin Islands. The only Danish student here in the capital of The Virgin Islands today pulled down the American flag flying over the state house and hoisted the flag of Denmark. This occurred after Danish prime minister Mette Frederiksen escalated the war between American president Donald Trump and herself by voiding the 1917 sale of the islands, then known as the Danish West Indies, to the U.S.
"The sale was absurd," Frederiksen said. "We were bullied into it in the midst of a European war. Denmark will appeal to the United Nations seeking a return of the islands." She also pledged her support to the "patriotic Dane who rightfully raised our flag there."
The student was already upset over Trump's order to expel all Danish students from the U.S. When informed of the removal of the American flag, U.S., Education secretary, Betsy DeVos, said that only Danish students attending college in the states were affected by Trump's order, and that the Dane at Charlotte Amalie College was not to be expelled.
That was before the flag incident. The lone Virgin Island Dane has now been ordered by the State department to return to Denmark.