The Georgia NAACP was in Dodge County Tuesday evening to condemn the decision to let a Confederate battle flag fly at the courthouse.
They argued that it is racist and should not be allowed on public property.
The flag has been outside of the Dodge County Courthouse since 2002. Now some are saying it's a sign of hatred.
"It symbolizes something that happened when the country was split apart, we weren't working together and now today we're still not working together and it's ashame to go backwards instead of forwards," says Martha Humphrey of Eastman.
There are people who spoke out in front of Dodge County Commissioners, however there were others who say they don't see it as a race issue.
"I don't see it as a black and white issue or anything else, it's just for the Confederacy, the South," said Benny Pirkle.
During Tuesday night's protest, citizens said they would not give up.
Dodge County NAACP President John Battle "This is public property and we shouldn't have to go through this by a special group on a board that's satisfying one group of individuals."
Battle says he wants to resolve this without going to court, but if they don't have any other recourse they will have to go through the state and the national office.