Solidarity with domestic anti-racial protests! U.S. troops in Korea "blocked" the Confederate flag, effective immediately.

2020-06-15

Source: global.com

Following the hanging of "Black Lives Matter" outside the U.S. Embassy building in Korea, U.S. troops in Korea Commander Robert Abrams announced in a statement on 15 March that U.S. military workplaces, public areas, outside buildings, personal and vehicles flying (or displaying) Confederate flags. During the recent protests over the violent law enforcement death of Floyd, a black man, the flag of the Confederacy, which has historically advocated for slavery in the United States, has been It is seen as a racist symbol. Earlier this month, the U.S. Marine Corps announced that Marines were banned from displaying the Confederate flag in any context, in any form.

Screenshot of CNN report

According to CNN, Abrams' 15-day statement said, "This Confederate flag cannot be It represents the values of the U.S. military in Korea." "It has the power to inflame feelings of racial division, and we cannot allow that division to occur among us."

Abrams said that as the senior military officer assigned to South Korea, as the commander of the U.S. Forces Korea and the U.S. Forces Command in Korea, "I have the authority and responsibility to take reasonable, necessary and lawful measures to protect the population..." the statement mentioned that commanders at all levels were directed to identify (the Confederate flag) and ensure that it is removed or displayed, effective immediately.

Screenshot of U.S. Embassy Korea's Twitter feed

As previously reported, the U.S. Marine Corps had announced a ban on the Confederate flag earlier this month, prior to U.S. forces in Korea. The U.S. Marine Corps announced on the 5th of May that Marines are prohibited from displaying the Confederate flag in any setting or in any form, including personal offices, the Confederate flags are not allowed, including car bumper stickers.

Just as U.S. troops in Korea announced a ban on the Confederate flag, the U.S. Embassy in South Korea supported the anti-racist protest in its own way Event. On Local 13, the U.S. Embassy in South Korea posted a photo on its official Twitter feed that shows the outside of the embassy building displaying the A display board with the words "A black life is also a life". "Black lives are lives too" has been a common refrain of protesters since the protests over the violent death of Floyd, a black man, at the hands of law enforcement. Iconic slogan.


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