Group wants flag banned
Want federal, provincial governments to declare Confederate flag illegal
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.”
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.