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Confederate Flag Raised Along I-95 In Chesterfield County

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CHESTER, VA— Amid controversy, a giant Confederate flag has been raised along I-95 in Chesterfield County.

The group Virginia Flaggers erected a 10-foot by 15-foot flag atop a 50-foot flagpole Saturday morning.

The group says the goal is to "remind drivers of our honorable confederate history and heritage."

Critics call the flag a symbol of hate, and tens of thousands of people have signed a petition to stop it from flying. The controversial flag has received national attention, and those against the idea are speaking out.

The group United RVA has launched a social media campaign to promote the American flag. More than 23,000 people have signed an online petition opposing the raising of a Confederate flag along I-95.

United RVA purchased a 25-by-40-foot American flag for temporary display in Richmond.  

 

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