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Why Was the Confederate Flag Being Flown Around the Capital?

Why Was the Confederate Flag Being Flown Around the Capital?
Posted at 1:08 PM, Jan 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-19 08:33:40-05

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Why was an airplane flying a Confederate flag around the capital Tuesday morning? According to a group known as Save Southern Heritage, it was a message to legislatures that were meeting in Florida's capital. 

The plane was flying the confederate flag as well as a banner that said "We'll Remember in November!"

“We want to let the legislature know that there are a lot of Floridians watching what happens. These initiatives are draconian, expensive and irreversible. Once history is gone, it’s gone, ” said David McCallister, a SSH spokesman.

The group says it wanted to send that message to lawmakers in response to three legislative initiatives they say are targeting southern heritage.

SB154 would prohibit the display of the confederate flag on public property.

HB141 and SB310 would remove the statue of Florida Lt. Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith from its place in the Statuary Hall in Washington D.C.

This is the second time that the group has used the flyover method as a form of protest. Their first attempt Charleston, SC for the GOP presidential debates.

So far the group has raised about $2,452 to go towards more flyovers.