Protesters raise rebel flag in S.C.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — A group still angry that South Carolina removed a Confederate flag from the Statehouse lawn has raised the rebel banner on a temporary pole at the Capitol again.
The South Carolina Secessionist Party said it planned to leave it up for several hours Monday and that members will fly the flag every July 10th.
Two years ago Monday, state officials removed the flag that flew outside the Capitol for 15 years. The decision by lawmakers was prompted by the massacre of nine black worshippers in a racially motivated attack at a Charleston church.
About 50 flag supporters were separated Monday from a dozen protesters who hurled insults at them.
The Confederate flag taken down in 2015 was supposed to go on public display, but it remains in a box at the Confederate Relic Room.