COLUMBIA – The SC Department of Public Safety has announced staging for the public during the Confederate Flag removal, which will be at the Statehouse at 10 a.m. today:
• The North steps and the area on either side of the North steps will be roped off and closed to the media and the public.
• The front, central lawn area directly around the monument will be roped off.
• The public will be allowed to stand behind barriers on each side of the Confederate Flag from the front of the Statehouse (beyond the ropes/barriers) to Gervais Street and Main Street.
• Spectators can also watch from Gervais and Main streets, which will be closed to traffic.
Spectators planning to attend should be advised that the following roads will be blocked off:
• Assembly and Gervais
• Sumter and Gervais
• Main and Lady
Parking will be available at surrounding city garages, including Park Street garage (Park and Senate); Lady Street garage; and metered parking on Assembly Street and Sumter Streets.