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S.C. governor calls for removing Confederate flag from Capitol grounds

22 Jun

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley calls for state legislators

“For many people in our state, the flag stands for traditions that are noble. Traditions of history, of heritage, and of ancestry,” Haley, a Republican, said. “At the same time, for many others in South Carolina, the flag is a deeply offensive symbol of a brutally oppressive past.”

The state, Haley said, can survive and thrive “while still being home to both of those viewpoints. We do not need to declare a winner and a loser.”

“For those who wish to show their respect for the flag on their private property, no one will stand in your way,” Haley said. “But the Statehouse is different. And the events of the past week call upon all of us to look at this in a different way.”

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