Group wants flag banned

Want fed­eral, pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ments to de­clare Con­fed­er­ate flag illegal

Cape Breton Post - - PROVINCE -

The Con­fed­er­ate flag is racist. Pe­riod.

That’s the mes­sage from Nova Sco­tian Cit­i­zens Against White Supremacy.

The group held a press con­fer­ence Wed­nes­day at the Corn­wal­lis Street Bap­tist Church in Hal­i­fax, call­ing on the pro­vin­cial and fed­eral gov­ern­ments to ban the dis­play, sale and dis­tri­bu­tion of the flag.

“There are many peo­ple who con­fuse it as an is­sue of her­itage. The ques­tion is not her­itage, the ques­tion is what does it sym­bol­ize,” said his­to­rian and pro­fes­sor Isaac Saney at the con­fer­ence.

“It’s quite clear the Con­fed- er­ate flag is an un­abashed, an un­equiv­o­cal sym­bol of racism, ha­tred and white supremacy. That is be­yond de­bate.”

JEFF HARPER/METRO

Com­mu­nity mem­bers talk af­ter a press con­fer­ence at Corn­wal­lis Street Bap­tist Church in Hal­i­fax to call for a ban on the Con­fed­er­ate flag in Nova Sco­tia.

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