Confederate Flag Lowered at the SC State House for Last Time

“The Confederate battle flag is gone from the South Carolina State House,” Cassie Cope and Andrew Shain of The State report. Seven S.C. Highway Patrol officers helped lower the flag in a ceremony before the flag was escorted to a museum nearby. They write, “The seven-minute flag-removal ceremony drew thousands of onlookers¬†…¬†Some in the crowd chanted shortly before the event, ‘Take it down.’ Cheers rose when the troopers started to make their way to the flagpole along the lawn that separates the north stairs and the solider monument.”

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