‘Snowflake’ student leader who vowed to paint over tribute mural to the ‘white men’ who fought in World War One RESIGNS as union president

A student union president who sparked fury when she threatened to paint over an historic war mural has resigned from her role.

Emily Dawes caused fury when she tweeted the Rothenstein Mural at Southampton University should be ‘taken down’ because it contained only white men, ‘even if I have to paint over it myself’.

The 21-year-old, whose family live in Virginia in the US, was put on leave until further notice after her incendiary tweets.