Alabama Gov. Removes Confederate Flag

Alabama Gov. Removes Confederate FlagAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered the immedate removal of a Confederate flag from his state’s Capitol grounds Wednesday morning. β€œTwo workers came out of the Capitol building about 8:20 a.m. and with no fanfare quickly and quietly took the flag down,” The Birmingham News reports. β€œMoments later, Gov. Bentley emerged from the Capitol on his way to an appearance in Hackleburg. Asked if he had ordered the flag taken down, the governor said, β€˜Yes I did.’”