The "permitted, peaceful protest" was a part of her opposition to the Confederate symbolism in the flag, campaign spokeswoman Abigail Collazo told CBS News in a statement.
The Confederate battle flag had been added to Georgia's state flag in 1956 as a rebuke of the growing civil rights movement.
Abrams, who would be the first African-American female governor in the USA, participated in a protest that included flag-burning at the steps of the Georgia Capitol while she was in college in Georgia, according to a report in the New York Times on Monday. "This conversation was sweeping across Georgia as numerous organizations, prominent leaders, and students engaged in the ultimately successful effort to change the flag".
The state flag changed under Democratic Gov. Roy Barnes in 1993.
Democratic Candidate for Georgia Governor Stacey Abrams has cast her ballot for the election on November 6th.
Abrams discussed the flag burning Monday ahead of her first debate with Republican Brian Kemp, also Georgia's secretary of state.
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I think I would try always to control myself and to respect the stadium and the supporters that were my supporters for many years. The celebrations caused an altercation in front of the technical area before tensions were calmed before the final whistle.
Early in his remarks, Kemp complained about the "tens of millions of dollars that [Abrams' campaign] are putting behind the get-out-the-vote effort to their base" before claiming that the Abrams was hoping to gain from on absentee ballot requests. She said it is the responsibility of Georgians to take care of those in need, especially when they are "working families who only want a little bit of access to health care".
American Public Media reported just last week that Kemp purged around 107,000 voters from Georgia's voter register in 2017.
"Stacey Abrams has already made a name for herself by embracing the radical far-left, but now she's openly attacking the free market", RGA communications director Jon Thompson said.
The race is being watched as a barometer for Democrats' success in the midterm elections, as they try to make gains in Congress and in important state positions to counter President Donald Trump's agenda.
It is unclear if this issue will help or hurt Abrams' campaign.
Similar arguments may resurface Tuesday night, when Kemp and Abrams square off in the first gubernatorial debate, two weeks before the election.