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Where You Can Find Confederate Flag Flying in Connecticut

By    |   Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 03:15 PM

Although the Confederate flag isn't flown at the Connecticut capitol, the growing national controversy came to the state when a member of the GOP committee flew a Confederate flag outside of his home.

Scott Veley of Berlin, a member of the GOP State Central Committee, joined a smattering of Constitution State residents who flew the flag from windows and vehicles as protests against it erupted nationally.

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The move by Veley was denounced by many as provocative and untimely, and it drew outrage from not only the NAACP and other lawmakers, including Republicans, Fox CT reported.

Berlin was unrepentent, even as anger persisted.

"I will not give in to this politically correct absurdity–flying the 'Stars&bars' today in protest," he wrote in a Facebook post alongside a photograph. It has since been removed, according to NBC Connecticut.

The president of the Connecticut chapter of the NAACP, Scot X. Esdaile, said he favored a possible protest if the divisive flag remained.

"We want to make sure in the state of Connecticut individuals that want to be pro-terrorism, pro-hate, pro-bigotry, that they`re going to be uncomfortable," Esdaile told Fox CT.

The Connecticut Republican Party issued a statement, saying in part, "Republican Leaders do not condone the actions of Mr. Veley which were his own and not representative of Connecticut Republicans. It was insensitive, foolish and diverts attention from the important goals we all share – a just, free prosperous country."

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Although the Confederate flag isn't flown at the Connecticut capitol, the growing national controversy came to the state when a member of the GOP committee flew a Confederate flag outside of his home.
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