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Fight Over Confederate Flag In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Video)

| by Michael Allen

A wild brawl broke out on a street in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, over a Confederate flag on Aug. 1, even though the city supported the flag's removal from statehouse grounds in the state's capital, Columbia (video below).

“From the time the fight started on our side of the street until the time it got across the street, 10 seconds,” witness William Hovis told WMBF News.

Hovis said some men tore a Confederate flag off a motorist's truck.

The motorist then confronted the men on the street outside of the store that Hovis manages.

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On a surveillance video, the motorist appears to punch one of the alleged flag thieves, knocking him to the ground.

"Unfortunately for him, somebody stood their ground and stood up for what they believed in and it turned out bad for him,” Hovis added.

The motorist was reportedly chased into nearby a "haunted" house by the anti-flag group.

Actors at the house tried to separate the parties, but house employees were allegedly attacked by the group.

According to Carolina Live, about 50 vehicles with Confederate flags drove through Myrtle Beach on Aug. 1 to support the flag.

The Myrtle Beach City Council voted in June for a resolution to support the removal of the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds in Columbia, reported WPDE ABC15 (video below).

Sources: WMBF News, WPDE ABC15 via YouTubeCarolinaLive.com / Photo credit: WMBF News Screenshot