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A Georgia state senator issued an apology after sparking backlash by sharing a Facebook post on the anniversary of D-Day equating those who respect the United States flag with “people who burn crosses,” a practice historically associated with the Ku Klux Klan.

Democrat Donzella James of Atlanta, who is a nine-year state senator representing Georgia’s 35th District, posted the meme on Wednesday, the 74th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy during World War II.

The article goes on to state the following:

Appearing on the Facebook post shared by James was a quote in simple white typeface against a black background, which read, “How Can A Flag Be Such A Big Deal To People Who Burn Crosses?”

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