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Alabama governor orders Confederate flags down at Capitol

3 years 3 months 4 weeks ago Wednesday, June 24 2015 Jun 24, 2015 June 24, 2015 10:14 AM June 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Kim Chandler, Martin Swant

MONTGOMERY - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has ordered Confederate flags to taken down from the grounds of the state Capitol, the latest move to banish the divisive banner from state capitals, store shelves, license plates and monuments.

Bentley issued the order Wednesday morning, one week after police say a white man killed nine black church members in Charleston, South Carolina in a racially motived attack.

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