Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson says it's long past time for the nation to stop displaying confederate flags, symbols of bigotry and hatred, in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2015. Thompson wants to remove all flags that in any way memorialize the confederacy from the U.S. Capitol.
Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson says it's long past time for the nation to stop displaying confederate flags, symbols of bigotry and hatred, in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2015. Thompson wants to remove all flags that in any way memorialize the confederacy from the U.S. Capitol. McClatchy
Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson says it's long past time for the nation to stop displaying confederate flags, symbols of bigotry and hatred, in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2015. Thompson wants to remove all flags that in any way memorialize the confederacy from the U.S. Capitol. McClatchy

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