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Black Lives Matter Flag Permitted to Counter Giant Confederate One

(Video via Fox 5 DC)

By    |   Friday, 29 Sep 2017 06:31 PM

A Virginia woman has obtained a permit to erect a large Black Lives Matter flag on her property to oppose a 30-by-30-foot Confederate flag on nearby property that can be seen from Interstate 95.

Susan Kosior applied for the permit after officials told her they couldn’t legally remove the Confederate flag from private property near her home, and is now fundraising to buy a flag and pole big enough to match the size of the Confederate one, Fox 5 reported.

“I was so disappointed in what happened,” she said, Fredericksburg.com reported. “I could sit around and be depressed or we could do something.”

The large Confederate flag has been up since 2014 and was put on Hubert Wayne Cash’s property by a group called Virginia Flaggers, which leased his land for 100 years to fly the flag there, Fox 5 reported.

Cash insists there is no hate behind the flag and told Fox 5 it's simply an attempt to honor family members killed in the Civil War. He offered to help Kosier in putting up the Black Lives Matter flag since he had done it before.

Another community member has filed a zoning complaint saying the Confederate flag is a sign because it advertises the Virginia Flaggers group, but the county has not ruled on that complaint. If the flag is ruled a sign, it could not be higher than six feet, Fredericksburg.com reported.

Kosier told Fox 5 she wanted to put up the Black Lives Matter flag because her adopted daughter is black and she wants “to leave this to be a better world for her.”

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A Virginia woman has obtained a permit to erect a large Black Lives Matter flag on her property to oppose a 30-by-30-foot Confederate flag on nearby property that can be seen from Interstate 95.
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