During an emotional ceremony and amid popular cheers, the Confederate battle flag was brought down from a 30-foot flagpole that sits on the grounds of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.
The historic ceremony marked the end of an era and was conducted by South Carolina state troopers, who marched in formation in front of a cheering crowd of hundreds.
Slowly, the troopers cranked the flag down from the pole, folded it, rolled it up and marched out.
The crowd chanted, "USA! USA! USA!"