Wednesday 18 October 2017

Irish nationalist who saw the Tricolour in the Confederate flag

The Confederate flag flies in South Carolina
The Confederate flag flies in South Carolina

Anthony Russell

This week, a little bit of history was made when the South Carolina legislature passed a bill to remove the Confederate battle flag from the state capitol grounds.

It took an emotional 13-hour debate to get backing for the removal of the controversial banner.

The flag, which dates back to the 1861-1865 American Civil War, is a symbol of slavery and racism for many and southern heritage for others. But the reason for all the hue and cry lies in its symbolism.

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