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Organizers and opponents at a flag burning protest on Wednesday, July 1. (Credit: Dave Carlin/CBS2)

Protesters Burn American Flag In Fort Greene Park; Opponents Rush In

A group plans to burn American flags along with Confederate ones on Wednesday night in Brooklyn.

07/01/2015

Brittany Newsome was arrested for climbing the flagpole in front of the SC statehouse and removing the confederate flag, police say (CBS2)

Activist Arrested For Removing Confederate Flag At South Carolina Statehouse

The flag, which is protected by state law, was raised again a short time later.

06/27/2015

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Drive-By Truckers, Lynyrd Skynyrd on the Confederate Flag’s Meaning

Lynyrd Skynyrd began phasing use of the Confederate flag a few years ago. Another Southern band, the Drive-By Truckers, agrees. “It’s well past time for all the Southern states to move on.”

06/26/2015

An NYPD officer has been seen parking this 'General Lee' car with a Confederate flag in the 34th Precinct lot. (Credit: CBS2)

CBS2 Exclusive: Some Take Offense To Cop’s ‘General Lee’ Car With Confederate Flag

A car parked at an NYPD precinct stationhouse is prominently decorated with a Confederate battle flag on the roof, and the officer who owns the car has been told to park it elsewhere.

04/17/2015

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St. Anthony’s High School On Long Island Expels 4 Students Over Racially Charged Incidents

Four Long Island high school students have been expelled in the wake of two racially charged incidents, officials said.

04/16/2014

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Principal: L.I. High School Students Suspended Indefinitely For Displaying Confederate Flag

Brother Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, said the two seniors walked in with a Confederate flag draped around their shoulders during a sporting event at the school.

04/15/2014

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ACLU Comes To Aid Of New Jersey Teen Suspended For Flying Confederate Flag

The ACLU legal director in New Jersey has sent a letter to the school calling for the flag to be allowed.

03/28/2014

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Official: Mahopac Players Used Racial Slurs At Basketball Game Against Mount Vernon

Five more students have been suspended in connection with racist Twitter rants at a high school basketball game in Westchester County, and allegations were mounting Friday that players used racial slurs too.

03/07/2014

Jane West says her daughter Torri Albrecht, 14, was suspended for wearing this shirt to Kreps Middle School. (credit: The West Family)

Teen Suspended From N.J. School For Wearing Confederate Flag Shirt

“The Indian kids get to wear turbans. The Jewish children can wear yarmulkes. That’s their birth right, their heritage. It’s my daughter’s heritage,” said Jane West, Albrecht’s mother.

11/14/2011