HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KATV) — After violence in Charlottesville last year, the United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) in Hot Springs, Arkansas, took down their Confederate flag.
A year later, the flag is flying again.
Jacob Hicks, a former Hot Springs resident who started a petition last year to have the flag taken down, said it’s a disturbing sign.
“A symbol of the confederacy, of a slave-holding country back up in downtown Hot Springs...is troubling,” said Hicks.
The former president of the UDC's Hot Springs chapter told Circa affiliate KATV that the flags have been put on a rotation. The move, according to the UDC, is intended to prevent outside objections.
The group claims that since replacing the flag two months ago, there hasn't been any negative feedback.
“It’s not really surprising,” Hicks said. “It’s disappointing and I think it’s wrong.”