Confederate flag flown over I-95 raises controversy

October 19, 2013

Video story by Emily Satchell
VCU InSight

Virginia Flaggers, a group of southerners who show pride for their heritage, have found a new spot to fly their Confederate flag. The 50-foot tall flag, which was raised Sept. 29 after a ceremony, can now be seen above I-95 near Chester.

“We are not a hate group, we believe that this just represents the history of our South and our heritage. That’s what we do this for,” said Caroll Tucker, a  member of Virginia Flaggers.

In response to the flag, 23,000 signatures have been gathered for the petition ‘Say NO to the I-95 Confederate Flag.’