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Virginia city limits Confederate flag-flying

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Supporters of a Sons of Confederate Veterans rally wave flags in protest at Hopkins Green in Lexington, Va. , Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. About 100 people gathered before a City Council hearing and possible vote on the proposal, which would limit flags on city light poles to the American, Virginia and Lexington flags.

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A passer-by watches a protest at a Sons of Confederate Veterans anti-ordinance rally held at Hopkins Green in Lexington, Va. , Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011. About 100 people gathered before a City Council hearing and possible vote on the proposal, which would limit flags on city light poles to the American, Virginia and Lexington flags.

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Ray and Ruth Parker, right listen to speakers at Sons of Confederate Veterans at Hopkins Green in Lexington, Va. , Thursday, Sept. 1, 2011.

From AP:

LEXINGTON, Va. — A rural Virginia city where Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson are buried voted to limit the flying of the Confederate flag on poles on several downtown streets.

The 4-1 vote Thursday night by the Lexington City Council allows only the Virginia, U.S. and city flags to be displayed. Personal displays of the flag are not affected. Full story