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Activists Ask Wichita to Remove Confederate Flag from Park

staff - June 24, 2015 12:16 pm

A Wichita activist group is asking city officials to remove a Confederate flag from a display at Veterans Memorial Park.

The flag has been on display at the memorial in downtown Wichita since 1976, as part of a display of 13 historic flags that flew for the U.S. in war times.

The Confederate flag has become a flashpoint since the deaths of nine black people last week in a South Carolina church by a white man in a shooting police say was racially motivated.

KAKE-TV reports the Sunflower Community Action group is asking city officials to remove the flag, which they consider racially offensive.

The city said in a statement that officials are discussing the subject with various groups responsible for the display at the park.

Juanita Ramirez

June 24, 2015 at 1:06 pm

It is time to initiate S.P.0.N.G.E. again!!

Steve Stolzenburg

June 24, 2015 at 4:14 pm

when Christ returns I wonder what they are going to say to him about this grap

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