Confederate flag banned in South Carolina: Latest update
Confederate flag, despite being the symbol of oppression, is still visible in many parts of the US. The symbol of discrimination and exploitation, the Confederate flag is finally seeing the opposition against it building like no other occasion in the past.
This is the reason that South Carolina has decided to pull down this Confederate flag for once and for all. The best thing is the fact that the state Governor Nikki Haley has announced her decision to sign legislation on Thursday. Her signature will cap the discussion going on and the opposition that reached it height last month following the macabre killing of nine black Americans in SC.
South Carolina state Governor Nikki Haleyâ€™s signature will permanently remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of nine black churchgoers last month.
This is no denying the fact that the state governor was under immense pressure to do it. Haley earlier announced showing her willingness to sign the bill and added that she would sign the bill into law at 4 p.m. EDT.
In the meantime media reports claim that the flag would be removed at 10 a.m. on Friday. It will be taken to the “relic room” of a military museum in Columbia, the state capital. Reports suggest that the flag nicknamed the “Stars and Bars,” carried by Confederates in the 1861-1865 Civil War, is seen as a symbol of racism and slavery by many but of Southern heritage by others. It has flown at the state capitol for more than 50 years.
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