Report: S.C. Gov Haley Crafting Plan to Take Down Confederate Flag

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June 22, 2015 11:51 a.m.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) is putting together a plan to remove the Confederate battle flag on the Capitol grounds, according to local station.

A source told South Carolina TV station WIS that the governor is trying to find a way to bring down the flag, which remains on display on the Capitol grounds.

A reporter for South Carolina newspaper the Post and Courier also tweeted on Monday morning that Haley would address the display of the flag in a press conference at 4 p.m. EDT.

After the killing of nine black people at a Bible study in Charleston on Wednesday, many have called for the governor to remove the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding confederacy and one embraced by suspect Dylann Roof.

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The Post and Courier reporter, Schuyler Kropf, tweeted that multiple lawmakers” had been “on conference calls today about the issue” and added that lawmakers felt there was a way to come together and remove the flag.

This post has been updated.

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