The South Carolina Secessionist Party is planning to raise the Confederate Flag on the SC State House grounds this summer.
According to the group’s facebook page, they’re planning a rally on July 10 to mark one year since the flag was taken down. A facebook post called it “ground zero for the war against our people.”
The State newspaper spoke to several lawmakers Thursday who said the group had a right to free expression, but they disagreed with the rally.
Last summer, Governor Nikki Haley called for the flag to be removed from the State House after a deadly shooting at a historic African American church in Charleston. Lawmakers voted to take it down. The flag was taken to the Confederate Soldier Monument.