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USA: Pro-Confederate flag rally met with counter-protest in Hillsborough00:52

USA: Pro-Confederate flag rally met with counter-protest in Hillsborough

United States, Hillsborough
August 9, 2015 at 17:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

A Pro-Confederate flag rally was met with a counter-protest in Hillsborough on Saturday. Counter-protesters could be seen swearing at those who were waving Confederate flags, while those in favour could be seen holding placards and flags with slogans such as "if this flag offends you, it made my day" on them.

The Southern Heritage Ride and Rally who organised the event, estimated that around 1,500 people were in attendance although Hillsborough Police released a statement on Twitter saying between 500 and 600 people were present. The event was a reaction to local authorities beginning to take steps to remove a Confederate symbol from the Orange County Historical Museum.

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A Pro-Confederate flag rally was met with a counter-protest in Hillsborough on Saturday. Counter-protesters could be seen swearing at those who were waving Confederate flags, while those in favour could be seen holding placards and flags with slogans such as "if this flag offends you, it made my day" on them.

The Southern Heritage Ride and Rally who organised the event, estimated that around 1,500 people were in attendance although Hillsborough Police released a statement on Twitter saying between 500 and 600 people were present. The event was a reaction to local authorities beginning to take steps to remove a Confederate symbol from the Orange County Historical Museum.

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