Thousands of mourners filed past the body of the South Carolina State Senator killed in the Charleston church massacre last week.
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Pastor Clementa Pinckney lay in an open casket at the State House with an honor guard of State Troopers.
The body was brought to the State Capitol on a horse-drawn caisson. There was fury that the coffin had to pass beneath the Confederate flag flying over the Civil War Memorial nearby.
A window on the second floor where the body lay was actually covered with a drape so the Confederate flag could not be seen by mourners passing by the casket.
Pinckney's funeral will be held on Friday.
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