The image above shows a group of protesters flying Confederate flags outside the Oklahoma City hotel where President Barack Obama stayed Wednesday night, ahead of his visit to a federal prison in El Reno, Oklahoma.
More protesters greeted Obama near an Oklahoma high school where he spoke Wednesday afternoon. One of the protestors told KFOR the demonstration was not about racism, "it is about history."
"We're not gonna stand down from our heritage. You know, this flag's not racist. And I know a lot of people think it is, but it's really not. It's just a southern thing, that's it," Trey Johnson, who drove three hours from Texas to join the protest, told KFOR.