Va. City Weighs Confederate Flag-flying Limits

Thursday, 01 Sep 2011 12:12 PM

 

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LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in this city where Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson are buried might limit downtown flag-flying, including the Confederate flag, angering defenders of the divisive Southern symbol.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans plans to hold a rally before a public hearing in Lexington on Thursday night and an expected vote. Organizers of the "Save our Flags" rally have lined up speakers and distributed a flyer with a drawing of Lee, a tear rolling down his cheek.

Officials in this college town of 7,000 insist the flag limits are not aimed at the Confederate flag, though the city received hundreds of complaints after Confederate flags were planted in light-pole holders in January to mark Lee-Jackson day. The proposal would limit the use of downtown poles to the flying of the U.S., Virginia and Lexington flags.

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