South Carolina governor signs bill to remove Confederate flag

South Carolina Governor Haley spoke to a gathered crowd before signing a legislation permanently removing the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds in ColumbiaSouth Carolina Governor Nikki Haley signed legislation on Thursday to permanently remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds, following an emotional debate spurred by the massacre of nine black churchgoers last month. The rebel banner will go to the “relic room” of South Carolina’s military museum in Columbia, the state capital. “The Confederate flag is coming off the grounds of the South Carolina State House,” Haley said to cheers and applause.

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