Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley Orders Confederate Flag Taken Down From Capitol - NBC News
the wave of flag removal is moving down the coast.... where will it end?Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered the Confederate flags on the state Capitol grounds in Montgomery to be taken down Wednesday morning, NBC News has learned.
Bentley's decision comes amid a growing backlash against the rebel banner, which critics say symbolizes a legacy of racism. The Confederate flag has been in the spotlight since the deadly shooting one week ago of nine parishioners at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, by a white gunman.