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April 23, 2004

Albany-- As the Governor spoke Friday morning, flag protestors watched from right across South Slappey. Seven men carried the former Georgia flag bearing the Confederate battle emblem.

Supporters of the 1956 Georgia flag follow Governor Perdue, and regularly march at his appearances. They are not happy that their choice of flag was left off the ballot last election.

Bill Waller, and his one year old son Stone, each held the former flag, reminding the Governor they are not satisfied. "We were promised a fair vote on this flag, and we did not get that. So I guess the referendum that we will be getting is on the Governor."

A number of cars and trucks blew their horns and waved to the protestors as they drove by during the Governor's appearance.

posted at 3:50PM by dave.miller@walb.com