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June 22, 2015

Mayor Benjamin and City Council release statement on Confederate Flag removal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 22, 2015

Contact: Michael Wukela, Office of the Mayor @ 803-413-5052

Mayor Benjamin and City Council release statement on Confederate Flag removal

Columbia, SC Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin and the members of City Council released the following statement today following Governor Nikki Haley's news conference calling for the Battle

Flag of the Confederate States of America's removal from the Statehouse grounds:

"On behalf of the people of Columbia, we thank the Governor and everyone who took part in today's announcement for their leadership. Now it's up to all of us to call our state legislators and tell them it's time to act."

Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin
Councilman Sam Davis (Mayor Pro Tem)
Councilwoman Tameika Isaac Devine
Councilwoman Leona Plaugh
Councilman Brian DeQuincey Newman
Councilman Cameron Runyan
Councilman Moe Baddourah