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Protesters fly confederate flags outside Greenville, SC, arena

March Madness returns to Greenville March Madness returns to Greenville
Saul Franklin | 21 March, 2017, 00:29

The NCAA would have preferred for headlines this Monday to all be about the on-court excitement of March Madness. The NCAA lifted its ban against South Carolina holding tournaments and Championship games back in 2015, after the Confederate Flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse Grounds, after Dylan Roof massacred nine black parishioners in the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston.

"The NCAA is proud and excited to host championships in the state of SC once again", Gavitt said. The NCAA originally placed the games in Greensboro, N.C., But it removed them from the state over its HB2 bill, which limits protections offered to LGBTQ people and relocating to Greenville. The governing body lifted its ban against SC holding championships in 2015.

Shaundra Scott, the executive director for the ACLU's SC branch, said that, though she didn't necessarily condone what happened, waving flags is a matter of free speech.

Members of the South Carolina Secessionist Party mounted the flag on a pickup truck that was parked at a garage next to Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. She also said that because the NCAA moved the games because of an injustice it perceived was being done to the LGBTQ community, that protesters may have felt that a similar injustice was being done to them. The group has pledged to fly Confederate battle flags at all major sporting events in South Carolina until the Confederate flag that once flew at the SC State House is displayed at the SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

"I didn't feel it was right when the flag came down", Hunter Meadows, who said his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, said. He says, "We wanted to show the NCAA that we're still here".

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Of course, the parking garage was private property, and therefore outside of the NCAA's jurisdiction. Some people in SC just doesn't seem willing to move forward and drop the confederate flag. A statement acknowledging that fact doesn't seem like too much to ask. Our state believes in peace and harmony.

"There are things out there that I don't like".

It's unfortunate, but it's America.

"I wouldn't want to coach in any other state or with any other group of people, for any other bosses than the ones I've got", Martin said.

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