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UPDATE: The flag came down right on time Friday July 10th at 10 a.m.
South Carolina takes down Confederate flag https://t.co/i4RKPjgEj0— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) July 10, 2015
Original Post on Flag Debate in House
After some crazy debate in the South Carolina Legislature until one in the morning, with impassioned speeches from both Republicans and Democrats, the House finally agreed to pass the clean Senate Bill to take down the Confederate Flag on the statehouse lawn by Friday.
Today, Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill into law, and tomorrow morning both the flag and the pole are coming down!
.@nikkihaley signs the bill to remove the #ConfederateFlag from the grounds of South Carolina's statehouse http://t.co/D0USMrJzBY— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 9, 2015
.@nikkihaley talks grace, forgiveness, compassion and motivation before signing the #ConfederateFlag removal bill http://t.co/Q0j9fMIYhV— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) July 9, 2015
Confederate flag to come down from S.C. Capitol on Friday morning http://t.co/g9vVlrwgJC pic.twitter.com/8FAEotY8hb— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 9, 2015
The pole comes down too. https://t.co/zSn5oMCV3c— JR Berry WLTX (@JRBerryWLTX) July 9, 2015
🍃Congratulations to all of the heroes and sheroes who are responsible for this historic day. #ConfederateFlag pic.twitter.com/omA6JCeQKY— Cynthia (@cynthia4877) July 9, 2015
#SCHouse Rep. @cezarmcknight (D-Williamsburg) and Rep. John King (D-York) lead today's @nytimes front pic.twitter.com/r1nsYVwkCm— Gavin Jackson (@PeeDeePolitics) July 9, 2015
The flag comes down!!!!!!! It's a great day in South Carolina! #takeitdownsc pic.twitter.com/ipn3UHj0uD— Cezar E. McKnight (@cezarmcknight) July 9, 2015
S.C. House members celebrate as the second reading of the #ConfederateFlag bill passes @GreenvilleNews pic.twitter.com/0yyaTDfIbl— Mykal McEldowney (@mykalmphoto) July 9, 2015
Rep. Cobb-Hunter asks Rep, Quinn to hold off on his amendment so the Confederate flag can come down this week pic.twitter.com/DPNTdJHYBa— Andy Shain (@AndyShain) July 9, 2015
Jenny Horne: How a descendant of the president of the Confederacy helped vanquish his flag http://t.co/vRjNkJS1mQ #ConfederateFlag— K Smith (@Smith83K) July 9, 2015