Marines Ban Depictions of the Confederate Flag, Including on Bumper Stickers and MugsBreaking News
tags: Confederacy, military, Marines
(CNN) - The US Marine Corps has ordered the removal of all public displays of the Confederate flag from Marine installations.
The Marines made the announcement Friday, following growing removals of Confederate monuments and imagery across the country.
"The Marine Corps shall remove the Confederate battle flag from all installation public spaces and work areas in order to support our core values, ensure unit cohesion and security, and preserve good order and discipline," the order reads.
That includes eliminating any depictions of the flag, from individual offices and storage spaces to naval vessels and government vehicles.
Depictions include things like mugs, bumper stickers and posters -- as well as, of course, the actual flag.
"The Confederate battle flag has all too often been co-opted by violent extremist and racist groups whose divisive beliefs have no place in our Corps," the Marines said in a statement posted to Twitter.
"Our history as a nation, and events like the violence in Charlottesville in 2017, highlight the divisiveness the use of the Confederate battle flag has had on our society."
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