Alabama governor orders Confederate flags removed from capitol grounds
- After checking for legal impediments to such a decision, Governor Robert Bentley had the four flags removed, including the iconic battle flag as well as the first, second, and third national flags of the Confederacy.
- Bentley ordered the removal to preempt a length debate as the state grapples with contentious budget legislation.
- The first official capital of the Confederacy, Montgomery had the three additional flags installed after a governor tried to remove the battle flag from the grounds in the early ’90s.
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