San Antonio Flag Store Resists Tide of Retailers Banning Confederate Merchandise

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Dixie Flag Company, based on the east side of San Antonio, is currently selling the Confederate flag and it has no intention of pulling the stars and bars off its shelves.

In the historic flag section of this San Antonio flag store, shoppers can find the Confederate banner. People haven’t stopped buying it even though many across the country are calling for the end of the use of that flag.

“We sell Jewish flags. There are people who consider that a hate flag. We sell rainbow flags for gay pride,” said store owner Pete Van de Putte. “Where do you start saying ‘we’re not going to sell symbols because somebody will misuse that symbol’?”

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