Ralliers call for SC Confederate flag to be moved





COLUMBIA, S.C. —
Speakers at an annual rally honoring Martin Luther King Jr. said Monday the Confederate battle flag flying above their heads on Statehouse grounds is a symbol of the injustice that still exists 43 years after the civil rights leader was slain.

They renewed a call to legislators to move the flag, and concentrate on ideas that will put people to work, keep them healthy and provide children of all backgrounds a good education.

"Take down that flag," North Carolina NAACP president, the Rev. William Barber, shouted repeatedly to rounds of applause.

The flag's presence, he said, disrespects people not only in South Carolina but across the nation....



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