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White crowd cheers for the Confederate flag at an Illinois rally to resume in-person learning

"We don't want this to be political and maybe we should make that a little more clear," the rally co-organizer said



Sky Palma
September 27, 2020 5:27PM (UTC)

This article originally appeared on Raw Story

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During a rally to push for the resumption of in-person learning in Illinois schools, someone brandished a Confederate flag — which prompted cheers from the mostly-white crowd, WGN-9 reports.

Although the Crystal Lake event's organizers said that they intended for it to be non-political, some arrived holding signs in favor of President Trump, while others wore MAGA hats.

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"The main focus today is getting the kids back in school and putting the kids in the best position they can be in," Steve Smith, co-organizer of the rally, said. "As parents, we don't want this to be political and maybe we should make that a little more clear."

Watch a report on the story from WGN-9 below:


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