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Confederate Flag Removed From South Carolina Statehouse

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Yes for the first time in a long time since the civil rights movement, the Confederate flag was removed entirely from the South Statehouse, in a massive ceremony Friday before thousands of people who cheered as the Civil War-ear banner was lowered from a 30-foot flagpole.  Many people including myself thought the flag would hang indefinitely in the state, which was the first to leave the Union, but the massacre of nine black church members during a Bible study in Charleston last month changed that long time sentiment, causing a movement to bring down Confederate flags and symbols across the nation. Dylann Roof, a white man who was photographed with the Confederate flag and other racist symbols, is charged in the shooting deaths and authorities have called the killings a hate crime.

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