Plan to fly Confederate flag sparks disagreement

WASHINGTON – A huge Confederate flag is stirring up a lot of people along I-95. One group has plans to fly it next month; another is circling a petition to condemn it.

A group called the Virginia Flaggers is ready to raise a 10-by-15-foot Confederate flag late next month on a 50-foot pole just south of Richmond. The group says it’s about heritage; the local democratic committee says it’s very disturbing and upsetting to a lot of people.

The Chesterfield County Democratic Committee has written to the Board of Supervisors asking them to condemn the flag and ask the Virginia Flaggers to reconsider. There’s an online petition, too.

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