Confederate Flag Debate

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Charleston Shooting and Confederate Flag Debate The ongoing controversy of the Confederate flag began again on June 17th, as Dylann Roof entered an African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, and shot and killed nine people including the church 's pastor. After the shooting, pictures were taken of Roof holding up the Confederate flag as a symbol of racism and white supremacy. The act drove our nation into outrage as racially offended people called for the removal of the flag. A month later, South Carolina 's Capitol grounds removed the battle flag and sent it to a military museum down the road. Hundreds came to the monument to witness the flag-lowering. The crowd was filled with both supporters and those who opposed this act.
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