Confederate flag taken down from Hot Springs town square

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) -- Following an online petition to remove the Confederate flag from the Hot Springs town square, the flag has been taken down.

According to the city of Hot Springs, the United Daughters of the Confederacy made the decision to remove the flag Thursday afternoon.

The petition to remove the flag was started on change.org on Monday, after the rally and protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"We ask that any flag of the confederacy or any flag of a racist, fascist, or treasonous nature find no place in our community, and for the United Daughters of the Confederacy to make public that domestic terrorism--in any form--will find no foothold in the hometown of true American Heroes," the petition stated.

The petition was started by Jacob Hicks from Little Rock. He updated the petition after the removal of the flags.

"Words cannot describe how happy I am to announce that our mayor, Pat McCabe, and the owners of the land upon which the statue and flags are set, Chapter 80 of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, have reached an agreement to remove the flags," the petition stated.

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