Friday, July 10, 2015

Confederate Flag Taken Down From State Capitol in South Carolina

By Kathleen

The day after Nikki Haley signed a Bill to remove the Confederate Battle flag from the State Capitol grounds of South Carolina the flag has been taken down. Watching the event were family members of the nine innocent victims whose tragic deaths prompted recent demands that the flag should be removed because it is regarded by many as a symbol of hate and division. 

Confederate Battle Flag is lowered.

There were a few supporters of the flag in the crowd but many of the thousands who gathered to watch the historic event seemed to be in favour of the flag's removal. 

Hopefully the removal of the flag will be just one step towards the discussions that need to take place regarding racism in the USA. 

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