S.C. Secessionist Party planning to raise Confederate Flag at state house 1 year after removal

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(WSPA)- The South Carolina Secessionist Party is planning to raise the Confederate Flag on the South Carolina state house grounds this summer.

According to the group’s facebook page, they’re planning a rally on July 10 to mark one year since the flag was taken down. A facebook post called it “ground zero for the war against our people.”

Please Share And Help Us Bring The People of The South Together On The Anniversary of The Great Betrayal In A Show of Southern Pride and Confederate Solidarity.Posted by The South Carolina Secessionist Party on Thursday, March 31, 2016

The State newspaper spoke to several lawmakers Thursday who said the group had a right to free expression, but they disagreed with the rally.

Last summer, Governor Nikki Haley called for the flag to be removed from the State House after a deadly shooting at a historic African American church in Charleston.  Lawmakers voted to take it down.  The flag was taken to the Confederate Soldier Monument.Copyright 2016 WSPA. All rights reserved.

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