Civil rights veteran Andrew Young says the Confederate battle flag is a symbol whose controversy is overblown by those opposing its presence in public places.
"To hell with where we fly it," Young snorted in response to a question during an interview with 11Alive News.
The former Atlanta mayor and UN ambassador says that when he sees the Confederate battle flag, he sees the cross of St. Andrew, a figure of Christianity.
"The cross itself is a symbol of redemption and reconciliation. And just because a few people used it for other purposes…we don't need to jump to emotional conclusions," Young said.
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