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Tue Oct 23, 2018, 11:53 AM Oct 2018

Stacey Abrams defends presence at 1992 burning of Georgia state flag [View all]

Source: New York Times

The Democratic candidate to be Georgia's next governor explained her presence Tuesday at a 1992 protest that included a burning of the state flag as part of her opposition to Confederate symbolism.

Abrams, who would be the first black female governor in the country if elected, participated in a protest that included flag-burning on the steps of the Georgia Capitol when she was a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta. Her involvement in the protest came to light just before Abrams is set to debate her Republican opponent, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp, on Tuesday and two weeks before Georgians head to the polls to decide which candidate will govern the state. The New York Times earlier reported on Abrams's involvement in the protests Monday.
In a statement to CNN, Abrams' campaign said that her actions in college were part of a "permitted, peaceful protest against the Confederate emblem in the flag."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/23/politics/stacey-abrams-flag-burning-protest/index.html

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