Cit­i­zens con­cerned about le­gal­ity of Con­fed­er­ate flag

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — A group of con­cerned com­mu­nity mem­bers will gather to­gether in a Hal­i­fax church to­day to protest any use of the Con­fed­er­ate flag across the province. Nova Sco­tian Cit­i­zens Against White Supremacy are host­ing a press con­fer­ence at noon in­side the Corn­wal­lis Street Bap­tist Church to call for the flag’s ban­ning, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease is­sued this week. “The open and public dis­play of this flag is a fla­grant racist provo­ca­tion,” the re­lease said. “It is a sym­bol of white supremacy.” The or­ga­ni­za­tion ques­tions why hang­ing the flag isn’t a hate crime in Canada, and points to re­cent con­se­quences of racist at­ti­tudes in the United States, specif­i­cally the gun­ning down of nine black in­di­vid­u­als June 17. TC Media

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