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Confederate Flag Comes Down in South Carolina: Social Media Reacts

Obama called it "a signal of good will and healing." Read more reactions from politicians and others to the historic event.

The removal of the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds on Friday stirred emotional reactions across the country — including from President Barack Obama:

The controversial rebel banner — a symbol of pride for some, racism for others — has been the subject of intense scrutiny and debate since nine parishioners were murdered at an historically black church in Charleston.

The hashtag #ConfederateFlag quickly became a trending topic on Twitter. Here's just a sampling of the reaction online: