VOTE TODAY: Should Confederate flag fly at Caddo Courthouse?

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Photo courtesy: Google Images

The board of Caddo Parish Commissioners will decide Thursday whether or not a Confederate flag that currently flies in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse in downtown Shreveport should remain.

A vote is expected at today's meeting, which is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. at Government Plaza.

Back in May 2011, members of the Shreveport chapter of the NAACP along with representatives with the ACLU and other community leaders lobbied and protested to get the flag taken down.

The group filed a brief with the Louisiana Supreme Court, earlier this year on the grounds that it's hard to enforce equal justice with a Confederate flag flying outside the courthouse.

We'll be following today's vote and have the latest tonight on KSLA News 12.

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