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Florida County Keeps Confederate Flag

Florida County Keeps Confederate Flag

Taken on 2015-07-12

The Confederate Flag - a longstanding symbol racism and slavery from the United States Civil War was recently removed from the South Carolina State House in light of recent racially charged killings and social unrest. In one Florida county, however, locals touted the flag as a symbol of Southern Pride and national heritage. Marion County voted unanimously to keep flying the flag. The vote was followed by a heavily attended rally.

Source: Chia Head, Jean Esselink

Uploaded by cbarr3 on 2015-07-13

Memorial to the Victims of the Charleston Church Shooting; Charleston, SC, USA; June 2015

Memorial to the Victims of the Charleston Church Shooting; Charleston, SC, USA; June 2015

Taken on 2015-06-18

"Picture I took from the crowd outside of the Charleston church shooting memorial service. As the church filled to capacity, people gathered outside, sung hymns, and listened to religious leaders talk." On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Nine people were killed, including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney; a tenth victim survived. The congregation is one of the United States' oldest black churches and has long been a site for community organization around civil rights. Police arrested a suspect, later identified as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, in Shelby, North Carolina, the morning after the attack. The United States Department of Justice is investigating the possibility that the shooting was a hate crime or an act of domestic terrorism, among other motives. Roof has been charged with nine counts of murder by the State of South Carolina.

Source: Nomader/Wikipedia

Uploaded by SamiGoat on 2015-07-14