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Confederate Flag Will No Longer Fly In Tucson Parade

(Rick Wiley/Arizona Daily Star via AP)

The committee that organizes the Tucson Rodeo Parade says they will no longer allow the Confederate flag to be displayed in the annual event that dates to 1925.

The group says they’ll continue to use the "Stars and Bars" flag in the procession's color guard alongside all the flags of entities that governed Tucson, including Spain and Mexico.

Concerns were raised last week by Tucson City Councilwoman Lane Santa Cruz and Mayor Regina Romero.

Santa Cruz submitted an opinion piece to the Arizona Daily Star that she had heard several complaints from residents of her west-side district about the presence of the Confederate flag in the parade.

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