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Protesters In Oklahoma City Greeted Obama With Confederate Flags


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,

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.


Citations: Obama Greeted by Confederate Flag Wavers in Oklahoma (TIME)