In a statement released Friday, a park rep explained their decison to remove the controversial flag, after first deciding it would remain.
"At Six Flags Over Texas we strive every single day to make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests.
We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us.
The "Southern Cross" Confederate Flag replaced the original design, which caused confusion on the battle field because of similarities to the Union flag (iStock)
The park's decision comes after a “Unite the Right” neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Va., turned deadly when a car rammed into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring some 19 other people.
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