Confederate Flag Flown at Saskatchewan Jamboree


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Confederate flags fly at Craven Country Jamboree despite backlash


Organizers say it's not appropriate to fly controversial flag on Saskatchewan festival's grounds

The Confederate flag has raised plenty of controversy in the United States, but you don't need to head to the U.S. to see it.

Despite being deemed "not appropriate" by organizers, the U.S. Civil War battle flag has been making appearances at Saskatchewan's Craven Country Jamboree.

Flags of one sort or another fly on almost every camper van at the country music festival near Regina, but most are for the Saskatchewan Roughriders or beer brands.
"If we do see (Confederate flags) on the site, we'll go and talk t o them."- Kim Blevins, Craven Country Jamboree organizer
There is a growing push to ban the Confederate flag across North America following the church shooting in Charleston, S.C., last month.

Nine black people were shot and killed by Dylan Roof, who posed in photographs with the Confederate flag that were posted online and also ran a website that advocated white supremacist views.

Those want it banned say it is a symbol of hate and racism. But defenders argue it is a symbol of pride in southern heritage.

At the jamboree, CBC reporter Adrian Cheung asked attendee Logan Karakochuk about the Confederate flag he was flying.


Some people at the Craven Country Jamboree say they don't see the problem with the Confederate flag. (Jordan Bell/CBC)

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Confederate flags fly at Craven Country Jamboree despite backlash - Saskatchewan - CBC News

 
Walter
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Non-issue. Fly the flag if you want.
 
SLM
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petros
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I guarantee no afrosaskatchewanians (or Botswanans) will be offended..
 
SLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

I guarantee no afrosaskatchewanians (or Botswanans) will be offended..

Or sane, rational people with more important things to worry about in their lives.