Local lawmaker wants to ban Confederate flags on state buildings

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The Confederate battle flag flies at a Confederate war memorial on the grounds of Alabama state capitol in Montgomery on February 26, 2009.

ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Efforts are underway to ban the Confederate flag on all government buildings across Missouri.

State Representative Joshua Peters (D-St. Louis) will sponsor the bill. Peters contends Confederate flags belong only in museums.

Peters, along with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay, wants to move the Confederate memorial from Forest Park and the change the name of Confederate Drive.

The memorial was vandalized overnight Wednesday.