Map: How States Are Handling Their Confederate Flag Problems

The decision to take down the flag in South Carolina has resonated in many places.

Protesters burn a paper Confederate flag during a rally in Los Angeles on Tuesday.Ringo Chiu/Zuma Press

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It didn’t take long after Dylann Storm Roof’s alleged murder of nine black church congregants last week in Charleston and the emergence of Roof’s website with many Confederate-related images for people in South Carolina to call for the removal of the Confederate flag from state Capitol grounds—or for others to defend its presence there. Gov. Nikki Haley’s announcement Monday that she supported taking down the flag led to a flurry of other public statements on the controversial symbol by GOP presidential hopefuls, state politicians, and even retailers like Amazon, eBay, and Walmart, which all announced that they would remove Confederate-flag merchandise from their inventory.

Here, in one map, is a compilation of the public statements and actions in each state about Confederate symbols that have occurred since the tragedy in Charleston.

The Confederate Symbol Under Fire

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