South Carolina senate approves to remove confederate flag

In this June 19, 2015, photo, a Confederate flag flies near the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, S.C. Whether South Carolina should continue to fly the Confederate flag on its statehouse grounds is the latest in a series of issues to arise this summer challenging the GOP’s effort to build the young and diverse coalition of voters it likely needs to win the White House. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

COLUMBIA, N.C. (WNCT)- In a 37-3 vote, the South Carolina Senate approves to remove the Confederate Flag from flying on the Statehouse grounds.

The senate must pass another two-thirds vote, which will likely to be held Tuesday. If passed, it will move to the house for a vote. It must also be signed by governor Nikki Haley.

Both protesters and supporters gather outside the grounds waiting for today’s vote.

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