South Carolina officially took down the Confederate flag outside the State House today. Earlier this week, the State Legislature voted to remove the flag. Governor Nicki Haley signed the legislature’s bill into law on Thursday. “We’re a state that believes in tradition,” the Governor said yesterday. “We’re a state that believes in history. We’re a state that believes in respect. So we will bring it down with dignity, and we will make sure that it is put in its rightful place.” A uniformed, seven-man guard performed the task of removing the flag, which will be relocated to the “Confederate Relic Room.” A patriotically-dressed group of onlookers chanting things like “I don’t know what I’ve been told, but that flag is getting old” and “U.S.A.!” Watch the video below.
July 10, 2015