Protests continue over Confederate flag, killings by police

AP News
Posted: Jul 10, 2016 9:11 PM

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (AP) — Several hundred people who started their day protesting the reappearance of the Confederate flag outside the South Carolina Statehouse were keeping up their protests into the night Sunday.

The crowd was blocking a major intersection in downtown Columbia a block from the Statehouse complex.

Police were out in force and a helicopter was monitoring the situation from overhead.

Earlier Sunday the South Carolina Secessionist Party temporarily raised a Confederate battle flag at the same site where it was taken down by a vote of the legislature a year ago.