After flying above the state capitol for more than 50 years, the Confederate battle flag was taken down in South Carolina today. Hundreds of supporters gathered in Columbia to mark the occasion, with the crowd breaking out into chants of “hey, hey goodbye.”
Watch the historic moment below:
South Carolina taking down the confederate flag – a signal of good will and healing, and a meaningful step towards a better future.
— President Obama (@POTUS44) July 10, 2015