- Associated Press - Sunday, July 31, 2016

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The South Carolina Secessionist Party is making plans for something it’s calling “Operation Retaliation.”

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (https://bit.ly/2a95o1R) Sunday that chairman James Bessenger says the party is looking for help securing large Confederate flags that it can display along major interstates and in cities and towns.

Bessenger says his organization is looking for land on which to fly the flags around the state and has gotten several offers.

Earlier this month, several hundred people gathered at a rally and temporarily raised a Confederate Flag at the Statehouse. The event marked the one-year anniversary of the day the Confederate battle flag was furled and sent to a museum.

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Information from: The Post and Courier, https://www.postandcourier.com

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