Use of the Confederate battle flag has come under increased scrutiny in the past week following the murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston.

In the aftermath of the shooting, the battle flag used by the pro-slavery Confederate states in the American Civil War was still seen flying in the grounds of South Carolina's statehouse in Columbia.

While many in the South say the flag simply represents their heritage, others say it has become a symbol of white supremacy.

And now, after initially saying there was nothing she could or would do, South Carolina's Republican governor Nikki Haley joined calls on Monday to say it was finally time to remove the flag from public buildings.

Here are a selection of quotes from her speech:

On matters of race, South Carolina has had a tough history; we all know that. Many of us have seen it in our lives, in the lives of our parents and grandparents. We don't need reminders.

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