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Protests Erupt At Confederate Flag Rally

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PLANTATION (CBSMiami/AP) — Angry protesters were on hand as hundreds of supporters of the Confederate battle flag took the streets to show their colors.

The 15-mile road rally, which started at Heritage Park in Plantation and ended in Markham Park in Sunrise.

Police say that despite verbal altercations in Sunrise, there was no physical violence reported between the two groups.

The rally in support of the battle flag comes two months after nine people were killed in a mass shooting in a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Flag supporters argue it represents Southern heritage and pride in Civil War-era leaders, while others say the flag represents racism and slavery.

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