BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania activist has gotten permission to burn a combination Nazi-Confederate flag to protest a town fair’s decision to allow the sale of Confederate flags.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Pauses Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Gene Stilp says he’ll burn the flag Friday in a garbage can at the Columbia County courthouse after getting permission from the county commissioners on Thursday.
Stilp tells The (Wilkes-Barre) Times Leader he’s upset that the Bloomsburg Fair is allowing six vendors to sell Confederate flags this year.READ MORE: Emergency Rental Assistance Program Available For Western Pa. Residents
The same fair drew national headlines last year when a vendor sold swastika flags before he was asked to leave.
Fair board president Paul Reichart says organizers have asked this year’s vendors to display just one flag and put any they sell into bags. He says if the situation gets out of hand, fair officials will take action.MORE NEWS: Mail-In Ballots Go Out Next Week In Allegheny County, But Expect Some Changes
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