(DAILYMAIL) — A pupil who led the battle to force a school to tear down a ‘religious’ banner is facing vicious abuse from online commenters, who say she ‘brought hatred upon herself’.

Cranston West High School has covered up the banner encouraging its pupils to be kind to one another while it appeals against a judge’s decision that it violated the First Amendment.

Atheist student Jessica Ahlquist, who said the banner was offensive to non-Christians, has been the target of religious web users angry at the decision.

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