S.C. Secessionist Party planning to raise Confederate Flag at state house 1 year after removal

(WSPA)- The South Carolina Secessionist Party is planning to raise the Confederate Flag on the South Carolina state house grounds this summer.

According to the group’s facebook page, they’re planning a rally on July 10 to mark one year since the flag was taken down. A facebook post called it “ground zero for the war against our people.”

The State newspaper spoke to several lawmakers Thursday who said the group had a right to free expression, but they disagreed with the rally.

Last summer, Governor Nikki Haley called for the flag to be removed from the State House after a deadly shooting at a historic African American church in Charleston.  Lawmakers voted to take it down.  The flag was taken to the Confederate Soldier Monument.

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