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Ku Klux Klan members take part in a Klan demonstration at the state house building on July 18, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The KKK protested the removal of the Confederate flag from the state house grounds and hurled racial slurs at minorities as law enforcement tried to prevent violence between the opposing groups.  (John Moore/Getty Images)MoreCloseclosemore
Ku Klux Klan members take part in a Klan demonstration at the state house building on July 18, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. The KKK protested the removal of the Confederate flag from the state house grounds and hurled racial slurs at minorities as law enforcement tried to prevent violence between the opposing groups. (John Moore/Getty Images)

Rallies in support of the Confederate flag are ongoing across the United States, two months after the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, sparked nationwide calls to remove the flag from the statehouse grounds and other public places.

The Southern Poverty Law Center has been tracking these rallies and found tens of thousands of people have joined nearly 180 pro-flag events since mid-June. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson is joined by Heidi Beirich, the Southern Poverty Law Center's intelligence project director, to discuss the Confederate flag backlash across the nation.

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  • Heidi Beirich, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

This segment aired on August 18, 2015.

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