The battle over the Confederate battle flag continued to rage Thursday, with the S.C. Secessionist Party painting the image on the Folly Boat again.
The party first raised the ire of some area residents by painting the boat on June 15 to advertise the upcoming two-year anniversary of the flag’s removal from Statehouse grounds. It was two days before the anniversary of the shootings at Emanuel AME Church.
Within hours, residents had covered the display with the words, “Hope, equality, love.” Since then, people who are offended by the flag and the Secessionists have each painted the landmark several times, sometimes wielding paintbrushes at the same time.
Folly Beach Mayor Tim Goodwin said the boat would stay “as long as everybody is respectful.”
Thursday, the party painted a Confederate flag next to the words, “Censorship Won’t Work, Mayor Goodwin — the SCSP” and “Remembering Veterans Isn’t Politics.”…