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Friday Jul 3 | via ABC News 4 Charleston
Proponents of both sides of the Confederate flag debate did not let the holiday weekend sway them from continued rallies on Statehouse grounds Friday. Supporters of the flag and those who wanted to see it removed surrounded the still-flying Confederate flag at the Statehouse with signs, banners, shirts, and at least a few Confederate flags. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 1 | via Post and Courier
Upstate Sen. Lee Bright said he'd like to see voters decide the fate of the Statehouse's Confederate battle flag. The Roebuck Republican said Wednesday that he plans to introduce an amendment on Monday that will allow for the state's citizens to vote whether the battle flag should be taken off the Statehouse's grounds, after receiving too many calls from constituents who are supportive of the banner. 1 comment
Wednesday Jul 1 | via WSOCTV
Authorities are investigating the vandalism of a statue of a segregationist South Carolina governor as the state grapples with heightened tension over Confederate symbols in the wake of a massacre at a black church. Red paint was seen dripping Tuesday from the statute of "Pitchfork" Ben Tillman on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via WLOX-TV Biloxi
Video obtained by WIS shows a man getting out of his vehicle and approaching the group of "Take It Down" protesters when words were exchanged and a fight broke out. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety Bureau of Protective Services reported that about 30 protesters, who oppose the Confederate Flag, were on State House grounds when a group of about 15 vehicles with pro-flag supporters pulled up on Gervais Street in front of the State House and stopped in the middle of the street. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via Salt Lake Tribune
Columbia, S.C. a Security has been increased at the South Carolina Statehouse, where a Confederate flag has been the focus of protests since nine people were killed at a historic black church in Charleston two weeks ago, officials said Tuesday. The Bureau of Protective Services, whose officers are assigned to security patrols at the downtown complex, has sent more officers there in recent weeks, said Public Safety Department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli. Comment?
Tuesday Jun 30 | via KSNT-TV Topeka
The fight started about 7:15 p.m. Monday when about a dozen vehicles with Confederate flag supporters pulled up in front of the Statehouse and stopped in the middle of the street, Public Safety Department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said in a statement. About 10 of the flag supporters clashed with about 30 people who were on the Statehouse grounds protesting the flag, the statement said. Comment?
Wednesday Jun 24 | via Daily Mail
Boston victims condemn bomber's 'insincere' apology: Survivors insist Tsarnaev showed 'no real remorse and no real regret' in his 'Oscar-style' court speech of regret before he was sentenced to die EXCLUSIVE: Inside the trailer where Dylann Roof was living - and hid his Glock in the floor - in the days before massacre, telling friends he had the gun 'because he was small and needed to protect himself' BREAKING NEWS: Bobbi Kristina is taken off life support and moved to a hospice as her aunt says she is 'in God's hands now' 'I am the Watcher. Comment?
Thursday Jun 18 | via The Wichita Eagle
S.C. Sen. Clementa Pinckney, a Jasper County Democrat who served in the General Assembly for 18 years, died Wednesday after a shooting in the downtown Charleston church where he was the pastor. He was 41. Pinckney was among nine victims that Charleston police say were killed by a lone white gunman at Emanuel AME Church, one of the oldest African-American churches in the South. Comment?
Thursday Jun 18 | via Boston Herald
S.C. Sen. Clementa Pinckney, a Jasper County Democrat who served in the General Assembly for 18 years, died Wednesday after a shooting in the Charleston church where he was the pastor, House Minority Leader Todd Rutherford said. He was 41. Pinckney was among nine victims that Charleston police say were killed by a lone white gunman at Emanuel AME Church, one of the oldest African-American churches in the South. Comment?
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