President Obama arrived at his hotel in Oklahoma City on Wednesday to find a group of people waving Confederate flags.
The demonstrators view the controversial flag as a tribute to their heritage and not a "symbol of racism," TIME reports.
The group was led by Andrew Duncomb, a black man who refers to himself as the "Black Rebel."
Duncomb told KFOR,
They're blaming the racist problems on the flag and not on the real problems of America.
President Obama was in town to give a speech at Durant High School on Wednesday, and today, he will become the first sitting president in history to visit a federal prison when he steps inside Federal Correctional Institution, El Reno.
Obama previously said the Confederate flag "belongs in a museum," much like the Confederate flag recently transferred from outside of the South Carolina State House to a relic room nearby.