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Gastonia Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 2015, Gastonia, North Carolina Page cd i till by Laurel Frame he Gazette Aston saturday july i 1, 2015 5asc�?Ts Confederate Flag taken Down after 54 years Columbia Ai South Caro Lina pulled the Confederate Flag from its place of Honor at the statehouse on i ii Day marking a Milestone in How America commemorates the War that Tore the United states apart 150 years ago. Many people believed the rebel Banner would Fly forever in the first stale to leave the Union despite bitter feelings that re loaded alter the Flag was demoted from atop the at Itoi dome to a it unfed crate Monument out front 15 years ago. Mitt the killings of nine Black climb members during a Bible study in Charleston last month suddenly changed the political truths Aud const epicurus surrounding civil War symbols i he Battle Flag unfolded to assert while Power and tiniest the civil rights protest in the 1�?~wios had been defended by White Republic c an leaders until last month As a Symbol of Southern Pride. After the Church h at tack even supporters Felt c compelled to acknowledge that the Flag also represents Rac Ial hatred a no lie can live forever i hat hag is a lie South Carolina Naa i president i Carnie Randolph said Hie hag came Down f Day without incident in a fat minute ceremony amid a crowd of up to people chanting Usa Usa Quot and a they. Hey. Hey a Multi racial Honor guard of South Carolina troopers wearing dress Gray uniforms and White gloves c Are full folded and rolled it up. The Flag was then taken to the state s Confederate relic room to he put Iii a new Mill Mullion Dollat display Otter i Day the the foot pole it flew on was yanked people cheer an the Confederate Battle Flag is removed. Out alter several mighty tugs from a Crane. Overseeing it All was an imposing statue of Lien Pimm i Illman the South Carolina governor who went to Washington As a 11 s. Senator and proudly described How he undermined Post civil War rec on tic lion by killing Lilac k pimple who tried to vote in the 1800s gov. Nikki Haley who has National ambitions of hot own Felt compelled by last month s killings to Call for bringing Down the Flag Only months aft calling bet democratic oppo Lieut s demand to do the same thing a whet leading republicans swiftly reversed their positions As Well and thurs Day a final votes in South Carolina s Republic an led legislature Wen overwhelmingly Iii favor if removal. As hit hag came Down Faley joined family Mem bets of the Vic Tims and other dignitaries on the Steps of the statehouse and while she did t speak she nodded and smiled abet someone in the crowd shouted a a i Hank you. Governor Quot president Bai a k Obama Tweeter minutes later calling it a a sign of Good will and Healing and a meaningful step towards a better future i he Leader of the South Carolina chapter of the sons of Confederate veterans refused to attend instead recalling lits seven ancestors who fought for the South Iii the it Ivil War. To not going Down there to Wale ii them he Lisbon ored and defamed pc land Summers said but it South Carolina make a last stand for the lost cause where else might it happen i rom Alabama to Alaska con federate and segregationist monuments statues symbols and place names an being re examined. A a i hey Aren t going to he Happy until Mississippi is just like Michigan said Nelson Waller who joined several dozen Flag supporters Iii a rally at the statehouse earlier this week hut said lie was too heartbroken to see it taken Down. Two White troopers neatly tics the rolled up Flag with a White ribbon then handed it to a Black trooper who marched it away. But Highway patrol l Rupert Pope downplayed the significance of their Rac e Quot we re All Gray Quot Pope said Quot All Gray yes sir Quot re pealed the Blac k officer Derrick iambic. I he same seven mail Honor guard carried state sen. Clementa Pinc Kneyp a c ohm into the statehouse for a viewing last month Pinckney also led tin Emanuel african methodist episcopal to Orch in Charleston where he and tight others were gunned Down during their Bible study. Police arrested a White gunman who had posed with Confederate flags and called it a hate crime. Family members of the slain churchgoers were a j or a a a v Chick Fil a friends amp family nit Fht saturday july 11,h huh time 7 171111best i f Al in grizzlies history a 4 rickets a 4 grizzlies hats a 4 Chiek Fil a value meals Only $2995 an Honor guard from the South Carolina Highway patrol remove the Confederate Battle Flag from the Capitol ground in Columbia s.c., ending its 54-year presence there on Friday. The Flag came Down without incident in a 6 minute ceremony amid a crowd of up to 10,000 people. Photon try the associated of in Given prime spots to Watt h the bags removal joined by a crowd of Between 8,000 and 10,000 people. According to Sherri Taco Belli of the stale i part men of Public safety Denise Quarles who lost her Mother Myra i Hump son said Quot the Emanuel 9&Quot were surety smiling Down from heaven. Quot i he tragedy was a trag Edy. But now on the other Side of that tragedy we see a lot of positives com my out. Maybe people will c Flange their hearts Quot Quarles said South Carolina s leaders first raised the Battle hag Over the statehouse dome in 1961 to Mark the 100th anniversary of the Start of the nil War then kept it there As Blacks asserted voting rights and demanded an end to racially discriminatory Laws. More pc cent legislative Battles Ove r claims that Blacks Are being disenfranchised have taken place under its Shadow. 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