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DAY AHEAD: South Carolina takes down Confederate battle flag, 10 AM

COLUMBIA, SC (WWBT) -

In just a few hours, South Carolina will take down a divisive symbol of the deep south.

The Confederate battle flag on statehouse grounds will be removed. A bill signed Thursday will send the flag the to the state's relic room.

The flag had been at the capitol for more than 50 years to protest the civil rights movement.

The flag-lowering ceremony starts at 10 a.m. You can watch it live on NBC12.com and on our news app.

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