Historic Moment: Confederate Flag Comes Down at the South Carolina Statehouse

Governor Nikki Haley says it's a new day in South Carolina.
1:29 | 07/10/15

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And news of this major fail came just hours after the historic moment in south Carolina. The confederate flag coming down. Steve osunsami, with the protesters circling at that moment, and where that flag will now end up. Reporter: This is the historic moment. There were no words, no speeches. Just a group of state troopers in white gloves. And thousands who endured the oppressive heat to witness history. Some of them holding the same confederate battle flag that's about to come down. Hood tears in my eyes. It's really a shame. It wasn't about heritage, it was about hate. Reporter: South Carolina officials reserved a special viewing place for the families of the nine people killed in the alleged hate crime at a Charleston bible study that led to this day. They were crying. It took just a few seconds to bring the battle flag down. It was wrapped in a string, and handed to the curator of a state relic museum by a black state trooper. When the crowds died down, they quietly took down the flagpole. But take a look. The culture war continues. We're seeing a pickup truck waving large confederate flags, endlessly circling the grounds here. The flag will be displayed in a state relic room. David? Thank you. Now to Arkansas this evening

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