As South Carolina mulls furling flag, pro-Confederate protests grow (+video) – CSMonitor.com

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USA SOCIETYAs South Carolina mulls furling flag, pro-Confederate protests grow (+video)To some on the pro-Confederate side, the flag is a symbol of the South, depicting valor and also representing opposition to political tyranny. But South Carolina may have the votes to remove the flag from State House grounds.By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer JUNE 30, 2015 Save for laterAbout video adsDebate on Confederate flag starts next weekWBTV – Charlotte, NCAbout video adsView CaptionATLANTA — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who has called for lawmakers to remove the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of the State House, appears to have the votes to make that happen, according to an assessment by the Associated Press and other media outlets.Long hailed as a genteel reminder of the “lost” South, the Confederate battle flag has taken on a darker meaning, especially in light of the shootings in Charleston, S.C. Authorities say Dylann Roof killed nine black parishioners at a church there after burning an American flag and posing with a Confederate one.

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