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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: One Confederate Flag Gets Replace By Another After Locals Petition For Its Removal

Georgia, Andersonville, The Confederate battle flag is still proudly flown in downtown, despite the town's notorious civil war history it still insists on calling itself a Civil War village.

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Walton County officials in Florida made an unusual decision in response to a petition to remove the Confederate flag from courthouse grounds. They decided to replace the flag with yet an older version of the Confederate flag, saying that they wanted to honor the “blood and sweat” of Southern people that fought in the Civil War.

The leader behind the movement to remove the flag has been pushing back against the decision. Frustrated, Daniel Uhlfelder said: “They replaced a symbol of segregation with a symbol of slavery and secession.” Read more at the Huffington Post.

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