South Carolina senate votes to take down confederate flag

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COLUMBIA, SC - The controversial Confederate flag flies high over South Carolina's capitol, but that could soon change.

After much debate, the South Carolina senate voted Monday 37-3 to remove it. The proposal still needs a 2/3 majority vote in both chambers of the general assembly before the flag can come down.

Meanwhile, on a day where most people celebrated the American flag, protesters in places like Jacksonville, Florida and Arkansas were waving the rebel flag during the holiday weekend.

In Jacksonville, some 60 people waved confederate flags on an overpass to show their support while hundreds in Arkansas showed up to rallies in the state.