Euronews is no longer accessible on Internet Explorer. This browser is not updated by Microsoft and does not support the last technical evolutions. We encourage you to use another browser, such as Edge, Safari, Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.
BREAKING NEWS

US:South Carolina takes down Confederate flag

 Comments
US:South Carolina takes down Confederate flag
Euronews logo
Text size Aa Aa

Troopers removed the Confederate flag from South Carolina’s state capitol, three weeks after the racially-motivated killing of a group of black worshippers prompted fierce debate over its place in US culture.

The three days of tense debate in the state legislature brought emotional closure for a symbol long divisive in the state.

An overwhelming majority passed the bill on Thursday allowing the flag to be taken down.

A hated symbol of slavery and racism to some, for others it is an emblem of Southern pride and heritage.

The vote came less than a month after a white gunman killed nine black men and one woman in an historic church in Charleston.

21-year-old Dylann Roof had posed with the flag in photos that appeared on social media.