USA: Sales surge for Confederate flag maker in wake of Charlottesville unrest

The owner of one of the last remaining Confederate flag makers in the US spoke about her business in the wake of a recent surge in sales following the recent unrest in Charlottesville, from Huntsville, Alabama, Tuesday. Belinda Kennedy, owner of «Alabama Flag and Banner», said «Charlottesville surprised me I’ll be honest with you. Not much surprises me». Fallout from clashes between white... Еще nationalists and counter-protesters on August 12 in Charlottesville, Virginia, heightened hostilities surrounding Confederate symbols, especially statues of Civil War era figures such as General Robert E. Lee. Concern over the flying of the Confederate flag was initially raised in 2015, following the racially-motivated African Methodist church massacre carried out by Dylann Roof in South Carolina. A photo later emerged of Roof posing with a handgun and a small, hand-held Confederate flag.

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