Governor Robert Bentley has ordered all Confederate flags be taken down from the Capitol grounds.

The Governor ordered the removal this morning and at least one of the four flags have been removed. Spokeswoman for the Governor, Jennifer Ardis, says the Governor didn’t want the flags to be a distraction.

Ardis adds there is no law prohibiting their removal by executive order. For the past two decades, Alabama has displayed four Confederate flags around an 88-foot-tall monument outside the Alabama Capitol in Montgomery. Governor Bentley says he hopes people don’t think of the confederate flag negatively in light of recent events.

Airdate: June 24, 2015
Reporter: Sarah Macaluso.

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