Large Confederate flag along I-95 in Stafford Co. draws criticism once again

FALMOUTH, Va. — A Confederate flag that hangs from an 80-foot pole along I-95 in Virginia is once again drawing the ire of some local residents.

The Free Lance-Star reported Saturday that residents spoke out against the flag at a recent Board of Supervisors meeting in Stafford County. The latest criticism of the flag follows the death of George Floyd, a Black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis.

But the flag has been criticized since it first went up in the town of Falmouth in 2014.

County officials have said they can’t legally do anything because the flag is on private property. But a state lawmaker said he’ll ask Virginia’s Attorney General about what can be done.

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