The Confederate battle flag comes down

Confederate flag removed from South Carolina's Capitol
Confederate flag removed from South Carolina's Capitol

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(CNN)It was first used in battle, with Southerners rallying around it in their quest to break apart from the United States. More recently, the Confederate battle flag has been the focal point of a different fight -- over whether it should still fly anywhere, given that it symbolizes to many the horrors of slavery.

Here's a look at what happened Friday, as well as what people are saying about it.