South Carolina continues to fly the Confederate flag. Hundreds of thousands of people have a problem with that.
Image via Flickr user Ken Lund
After the horrific massacre of nine black churchgoers at Emanuel AME Church on Wednesday, speeches were given, donations were made, and vigils were held. But while state governments throughout the country lowered their flags, one flag stayed raised high above it all: the Confederate flag, pitched right outside of South Carolina’s State House. Due to the flag being a symbol of hatred and bigotry for so many, MoveOn.org released a petition to take it down. In just a little over 24 hours, it’s collected over 334,000 signatures—and that number is rising, fast.