Confederate Flag Sales Booming After Removal Of Monuments
Via Action News Jax:
Despite the controversy over monuments and the deadly rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia, there has been a surge in the sale of Confederate flags, CBS News reported.
Belinda Kennedy, owner of the Alabama Flag & Banner shop in Huntsville, Alabama, said sales have been brisk. She said sales spike even more “dramatically within in the last 24 hours,” since an interview about the shop was published at AL.com.
“What’s really pushing sales [now] is removal of the monuments,” said Kennedy, who opened her shop in 1985. “The general feeling I get from customers that call and email is that they are just pushing back at people who are trying to revise our history. I think as long as that’s in the news,” demand will continue.
Most U.S. flag makers stopped producing Confederate flags two years ago, CBS News reported, when sales surged after Dylann Roof went on a shooting rampage at a church in Charleston, South Carolina. Roof, convicted of killing nine people, was sentenced to death in January.