HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor has had a Confederate flag removed from a Flag Day exhibit in the state Capitol after the chairwoman of the black legislators’ caucus took it down and it was subsequently restored to display.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf acted Wednesday after learning of the dispute over a Confederate battle flag reproduction that’s part of a historical society collection in Hanover.
Democratic Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown says she was astonished to see it on display and took it down Tuesday.
Brown gave the flag to Republican House Speaker Mike Turzai, whose spokesman turned it over to Capitol police as they investigated Wednesday.
It was returned to the display before Wolf ordered it removed.
The society that owns the collection says Brown shouldn’t have acted without going through the proper channels.