U.S. Marines order removal of controversial symbol from their installations – MyStateline.com

Posted By on June 7, 2020

Posted: Jun 6, 2020 / 04:04 PM CDT / Updated: Jun 6, 2020 / 06:10 PM CDT

ARLINGTON COUNTY, Va. (KNWA/KFTA) The United States Marine Corps. ordered the removal of public displays of the Confederate battle flag, according to the military branchswebsite.

Depictions of the Confederate battle flag are unauthorized in public and work spaces aboard an installation, said the opening line of a Marinesposton Twitter.

The post dictated removal of the flag via bumper stickers, clothing, posters, mugs and flags.

Today, the Marine Corps released guidance on the removal of public displays of the Confederate battle flag.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), a non-governmental anti-hate group,includesthe Confederate flag among its General Hate Symbols.

While a number of non-extremists still use the flag as a symbol of Southern heritage or pride, there is growing recognition, especially outside the South, that the symbol is offensive to many Americans, the ADLs description said.

Moving forward, Marine commanders have the authority and responsibility to take reasonable, necessary and lawful measures to maintain law and order, and to protect installation personnel and property, in reference to Confederate flag removal, according to the Marine Corps.

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