Thursday, July 09, 2015

South Carolina to Remove Confederate Flag

South Carolina is set to remove the Confederate flag from its Capitol. The State House voted early Thursday to take it down. Governor Nikki Haley says she'll sign the measure.

“Today, as the Senate did before them, the House of Representatives has served the State of South Carolina and her people with great dignity. I'm grateful for their service‎ and their compassion.

"It is a new day in South Carolina, a day we can all be proud of, a day that truly brings us all together as we continue to heal, as one people and one state,” Haley said.

More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the rebel banner will be removed Friday in a state where such a reversal seemed unthinkable a month ago.

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