Protesters fly Confederate flag next to NCAA tournament arena in Greenville

Protesters fly Confederate flag next to NCAA tournament arena in Greenville

Protesters fly Confederate flag next to NCAA tournament arena in Greenville

The state removed the Confederate flag from the capitol in 2015, following the murder of nine African Americans at the hands of white supremacist Dylan Roof.

"The NCAA is proud and excited to host championships in the state of SC once again", Dan Gavitt, the NCAA senior vice president of basketball, said in a statement.

"There are things out there that I don't like".

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A small group of protesters made sure that nearly every single fan who came to Sunday's second-round NCAA tournament games had to walk past a large Confederate flag, which was planted in the parking garage next to the arena and waved in the winds all day and night.

The protesters displayed their flag from the back of a pickup truck at a parking garage next to the arena, which is hosting vs. "All I know is this unbelievable university and state has taken in a son of Cuban immigrants that's married to a Jamaican woman, has mixed kids, and they've treated me like I'm one of their own from day one".

In a statement, Dan Gavitt, the NCAA's senior vice president of basketball, assured that the flags and other related symbols will not be allowed on the venue's property.

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SC won this weekend's Greenville Regional after the NCAA made a decision to pull all tournament games out of North Carolina as a result of that state's so-called bathroom bill, which requires transgender individuals to use the public restroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificates. It's a united state. It's the first time Greenville has played host since 2002. The NCAA originally placed the games in Greensboro, N.C., But it removed them from the state over its HB2 bill, which limits protections offered to LGBTQ people and relocating to Greenville. Roof was sentenced to death for his actions 2016.

The NCAA does not host championship events in MS due to the prominence of the Confederate flag in the MS state flag. "We are committed to assuring that all events are safe and accessible to all".

"I didn't feel it was right when the flag came down", Hunter Meadows, who said his ancestors fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War, said. "Freedom of speech activities on the public property in areas surrounding the arena are managed by the city of Greenville and we are supportive of the city's efforts".

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