Confederate flag supporters use POTUS visit to promote cause

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DURANT, Okla. -- Dozens of people gathered in Durant to show their support not for the President but for the confederate flag.

Those people came out around 9 a.m. Wednesday, and have been forced to move around Durant.

The began flying their flags on the shoulder of U.S. Highway 69/75, then at CVS, and now they've settle on private property across from the Durant High School.

They say their demonstration is not a protest against the President's visit, but a way to showcase what the Confederate flag means to them.

"The reason that we're out here is to stand up for our heritage and stand up for the Confederate flag, and stand up for the Civil War veterans that died for that flag," said Angel Pride.

As of late the Confederate flag has been the center of controversy, after a shooting in South Carolina left nine people dead.

The alleged killer, Dylann Roof, was seen holding the flag in photos prior to the shooting.

These images prompted the South Carolina legislature to remove the flag from state grounds.



 
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