More Confederate flags to be lowered

2015-07-08 21:56


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Washington - The House of Representatives has voted to ban the display of rebel Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South.

Pressure has mounted to ban display of the Confederate battle flag on state and federal property in the wake of last month's murders at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The suspect was seen with the flag in photos.

The move in Congress came late on Tuesday after a brief debate on a measure funding the National Park Service, which maintains national cemeteries, most of which contain graves of Civil War soldiers.

The proposal would block the Park Service from allowing private groups from decorating graves of southern soldiers with Confederate flags in states that commemorate Confederate Memorial Day.

The cemeteries are in Georgia and Mississippi.

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