THE CONFEDERATE FLAG OR MONUMENTS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE SHOOTING IN CHARLESTON. It would be nice if people who are not familiar with history would read up and understand that this is a time we cannot and should not ignore or try and wipe out. The Confederate flag used now is the BATTLE FLAG of the Confederate Army. It’s a part of history. No, it should never be used in a racist manner but is a reminder of the battle that both races fought in during the Civil War.

A Confederate monument at White Point Gardens was vandalized with graffiti.

The graffiti was discovered Sunday morning as thousands gathered downtown to honor the victims killed at Emanuel AME Church.

The words ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘This was the problem #racist’ is spray painted on the base. The vandals also called out Mayor Joe Riley and Governor Nikki Haley scrawling “Riley and Haley -Why defend this evil -This the root of our evil.”

Samaritans moved quickly to cover the base with a tarp but it was just as quickly uncovered by other passers-by.

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The monument, “To the Confederate Defenders of Charleston – Fort Sumter,” was placed in the southeast corner of White Point Garden by The United Daughters of the Confederacy.


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