Petitions against Confederate symbols spread across the country

At least 730,000 individuals have signed more than 80 petitions related to Confederate symbols, Emily Figdor, platform campaign manager with MoveOn.org, told NBC News Thursday.

The petitions run the gamut from ending celebrations of Confederate holidays, removing monuments and statues, renaming streets, and removing the flag from state license plates.

“We saw a surge of energy around members wanting to come together against this symbol,” Figdor said. She added that even as the South Carolina Senate and House of Representatives worked to approve legislation calling for the flag’s removal, support for petitions continued to pour in.