Florida County Commission Votes to Put Back Confederate Flag


In a unanimous vote Tuesday, Marion County, Florida commissioners voted to once again fly the Confederate flag on the county's government complex after it was temporarily replaced with a flag of the county seal amid the current flag controversy.

The plan is to add markers to the flag to explain its historic significance, according to local News 13.

This vote is a reversal of what happened the day before when the South Carolina senate voted to remove the Confederate flag that flies on its statehouse grounds.

This flag was the epicenter of the controversy and was partly blamed for the shooting deaths of nine black Christians at the hands of a white man who was once pictured with a Confederate flag. During the demonstrations, a protestor scaled the pole and removed it unlawfully