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Florida Senate to remove Confederate battle flag from seal

Florida Senate likely to remove confederate battle flag from seal
Posted at 3:26 PM, Oct 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-19 11:34:34-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Senate is removing the Confederate battle flag from the chamber's official seal.

The entire Senate on Monday agreed to revise the seal that now contains the battle flag along with four other flags that have flown in Florida.

The Senate seal is located prominently in the Senate chambers in the Florida Capitol. Replicas of the seal appear throughout the Capitol and are included on Senate stationery.

A Senate committee had proposed replacing the Confederate battle flag with the current Florida flag. But Senate President Andy Gardiner told reporters that the Senate may consider altering the entire seal.

Sen. Arthenia Joyner asked the chamber to consider the change shortly after Dylann Roof was accused of killing nine people at a South Carolina church. Roof appeared in photos with the Confederate flag.