Inside the State House: January 12, 2010 - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Inside the State House: January 12, 2010

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The 2010 legislative session began on Tuesday at the State House, filled with much handshaking by lawmakers -- and also some political protesting.

A group of citizens gathered outside and inside the capitol, opposing a pre-filed bill. House bill 3588 would remove the Confederate flag from the State House grounds.

In response, members of the South Carolina Conservative Action Council started gathering at the State House for a pro-Confederate flag demonstration.    

Tuesday actually marked the 10-year anniversary of when nearly 50,000 people marched to the State House on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day to demand the banner be taken down.

The Confederate flag was taken off the dome and now flies next to the Confederate Soldier Monument on the State House grounds. Bill 3588 would replace the flag with the South Carolina state flag.

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