Confederate flag, a symbol of hate and history, removed from Pa. State Capitol

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Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the removal of a Confederate flag from the Pennsylvania Capitol Wednesday after a short-lived saga played out in which the fraught Civil War symbol was taken down, returned and taken down again.

The flag had hung in the East Wing since May 29 as part of a display of several dozen historical flags from the Hanover Area Historical Society in honor of Flag Day, which takes place annually on June 14.

Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Philadelphia, noticed the flag late Tuesday, removed it on her own and turned it over to House Speaker Mike Turzai's office.




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