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Al Sharpton Isn't Stopping at the Confederate Flag — He Just Revealed His Next Target

At NBC headquarters, Reverend Al Sharpton records his daily TV show called Politics Nation on Friday, January 30, 2015, in New York, NY. (The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

Rev. Al Sharpton quickly joined critics of the Confederate flag flying outside the South Carolina Statehouse, but the civil rights leader is going one step further and plans to denounce Robert E. Lee Street and a Confederate flag painting in the New York State Capitol Building on Saturday.

In a tweet posted Friday, Sharpton’s National Action Network promoted the Saturday event as a “vigil for the victims lost to violence and to denounce Robert E. Lee Street and Confederate Flag Painting in New York State Capitol Building.”

Sharpton also had complimentary words for President Barack Obama, who delivered the eulogy for the Rev. Clamenta Pinckney, who was one of nine murdered last week at a historic black church.

Outrage over the Confederate flag was almost instantaneous after alleged shooter Dylann Roof’s racist beliefs were revealed and photos emerged with him posing with the divisive symbol. Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon and eBay have stopped selling Confederate flags.

(H/T: Twitchy)


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