In the hours after a white suspect shot nine black people gathered in prayer in a historic Charleston church, local residents mourned their dead.
And beyond sadness, there were calls for the Confederate flag to come down.
"Every time I look at it and see it fly, it hurts me," said 56-year-old Benjamin White, who was among those who had gathered to pay their respect to the victims of the shooting.The flag, which has long divided South Carolina, currently flies on the grounds of the state Capitol in Columbia, in front of the Confederate Soldiers Monument. Its defenders say the flag recalls the Civil War but to many it symbolizes segregation and what's worse.
"White supremacy," said White. "That's where that comes from."
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