Residents pack Summerville council meeting to talk about Confederate Flag

SUMMERVILLE,SC (WCSC) - It was standing room only at Wednesday night's Summerville town council meeting as residents packed the room to discuss a recent controversy over the Confederate flag.

Most people at the meeting want the flag that is being flown in a Brownsville neighborhood yard to come down. The flag has been flying at a home off of West First and North street.

The controversy surrounding the flag prompted council member Aaron Brown to speak out on the issue at the meeting.

Ann Chambers, the homeowner who is flying the flag, stood firm on her decision at the meeting.

"I'm telling you that it's my heritage and it's not racial and I am not biased and I bleed red just like you" Chambers said.

On the other hand, others were opposed to Chambers flying the flag.

"She does have the right to fly the flag but again when it effects the community at large I think that she needs to take the feelings into consideration" said Dexter Mack with the District one civic association.

During the council meeting, the civic association, along with councilman Brown, invited everyone to join them this Saturday at 11 a.m. for a neighborhood march. The march will be in the Brownsville neighborhood where the flag is currently flying.

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