Group flies Confederate flag at South Carolina capitol Monday

Group flies Confederate flag at South Carolina capitol Monday

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A group still angry that South Carolina removed a Confederate flag from the Statehouse lawn temporarily raised the rebel banner at the Capitol again Monday.

The South Carolina Secessionist Party is flying Confederate flag on a temporary pole for several hours Monday.

It is the second anniversary of the state removing the Confederate flag that flew on a pole on the Statehouse front lawn for 15 years. The decision by lawmakers was prompted by the killing of nine black worshipers in a racist attack at a Charleston church.

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The Secessionist Party says it will raise the flag every July 10th so a year will never go by without the Confederate flag flying.

About 200 flag supporters and protesters came to the event in 2016.

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