VIDEO: Brawl Breaks Out In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse Over Confederate Flag

by CBS Atlanta  |  published on July 1, 2015

Sc-confedCOLUMBIA, S.C. — One man has been arrested after a fight over the Confederate flag in front of the South Carolina Statehouse.

The brawl started about 7:15 p.m. Monday when about a dozen vehicles with Confederate flag supporters pulled up in front of the Statehouse and stopped in the middle of the street, Public Safety Department spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli said in a statement.

About 10 of the flag supporters clashed with about 30 people who were on the Statehouse grounds protesting the flag, the statement said.

  • Wolfman

    Let me guess, they arrested one of the Confederate Flag supporters as the ‘brawler’. Obviously he must be bad ( or has real bad aim with his punches and kept hitting himself by accident) because I always thought it took at least two to brawl. So unless he was kicking the crap out of his ownself how come there are not at least two people arrested . If it was self defense on the part of the ‘brawlee’ then technically it is not a brawl, it is an assault of somekind. So either the story is hyped up and it wasn’t a brawl, or we have PC justice being played out again.
    Incidentally , I was born in the north ( alright I confess it was New York, and I used to be a Democrap) and spent my formative years under the careful tutelage of my piggressive mentors. I have spent the next half of my life in the south. Most people from the south considered the Confederate Flag as a symbol of their individualistic, non-conforming, talk plain ,heritage. To be honest, these people are also a minority. I thought the 14th amendment and my prior education from the ‘pigs ‘ … I mean ‘progs’.. supports the rights and equal treatment of everyone in the USSA, especially minorities. Why is this any different than the Black Panther Flag, or the Muslim Flag. They are just flags, the hate is in individuals, all of whom live under the American Flag. Oh thats right, my training tells me thats the real target!!!

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