Local Man Flies Confederate Flag

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     A landmark day in the South as thousands gather in South Carolina’s capitol to watch as the confederate flag is taken down.   This week, the South Carolina General Assembly approved a measure to take down the confederate battle flag.  Governor Nikki Haley signed the bill yesterday afternoon.

     Shortly after the removal of the flag, it was taken to the South Carolina Confederate Relic and Military Museum.

     Even though South Carolina is miles away from Western Wwisconsin, a local man is flying the flag outside his home and says it’s his right to do so.

     Lloyd Denning of Eau Claire says the confederate flag is the reason many people have stopped at his garage sale today, asking him to take it down and even calling him a racist.   But according to Chippewa County District Attorney, Steve Gibbs, flying the flag on private property isn’t illegal and it’s the reason Lloyd says he will continue to fly it.

     “It’s my freedom, the first amendment right that I have the right on my own private property to fly the confederate flag.”     Denning has owned the flag for years and says in the past he has never had any issues.

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