Planning to attend the flag removal today? Here’s what you need to know

First Posted: 5:56 am - July 10th, 2015

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The Confederate Flag, shown in the background in this photo taken Thursday, will be removed today from the Statehouse grounds during a ceremony that begins at 10 a.m. Here, Maria Calef of Columbia waves a sign Thursday as she yells out “we are taken it down!” in front of the Statehouse. (Photo by Paul Zoeller)

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.



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