The Confederate Flag Of The South Carolina Capitol Has Been Taken Down !!!!
|The Confederate Flag Of The South Carolina Capitol Has Been Taken Down !!!!|
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More recently, the Confederate battle flag has been the focal point of a different fight -- over whether it should still fly anywhere, given that it symbolizes to many the horrors of slavery.
Today outside South Carolina's State House at least, that fight came to an end.
A huge crowd cheered on Friday morning as seven honor guard officers from the South Carolina Department of Public Safety marched to the base of a flagpole on the South Carolina Capitol
A roar went up from those gathered — estimated to be between 8,000 and 10,000 strong — as the stars and bars were lowered. Chants of “take it down” morphed into “U.S.A.” as the flag came down.
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|Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney|
The divisive symbol now heads to the Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum nearby.
The removal of the flag comes in the wake of a shooting massacre that killed nine churchgoers, including longtime State Senator Rev. Clementa Pinckney.
The admitted gunman, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, entered Emanuel African Methodist
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He sat with the Wednesday Bible study members, praying with them, before he opened fire.
Roof, who was influenced by white supremacists, had been photographed holding the Confederate flag.
The emblem’s connection to the tragedy catalyzed a movement throughout the country demanding the removal of the flag from the State House grounds.
Friday’s sanctioned actions, however, represent a final turning point for the flag and closes a chapter of history for the South.