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COLUMBIA, S.C.–Gov. Nikki Haley signed the bill removing the Confederate flag from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds Thursday afternoon.

A spokesman for Gov. Haley says the Confederate flag will be removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds on Friday morning. Spokesman Chaney Adams says the flag will come down in a ceremony scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.

Moments after Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster ratified the bill, Haley made the announcement that she would sign it in the Statehouse lobby that afternoon. The bill passed the state House at 1 a.m. Thursday.

The Confederate flag has flown over the Statehouse for 54 years since being put up as a protest of the Civil Rights movement.

Haley and other conservatives didn’t begin a push to remove the flag until nine black churchgoers were killed in a church shooting in Charleston by a gunman who police say was motivated by racial hatred.

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