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Confederate flags displayed at Bloomsburg Fair amid confusion

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 25, 2017 5:36 AM
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(Bloomsburg) -- Some vendors have been displaying Confederate flags at a midstate fair amid confusion about the policy in effect.

The Bloomsburg Fair originally said the flags wouldn't be prominently displayed, but they've dotted the midway.

President Paul Reichart said they "don't want 15 flags up" but he doesn't see a problem with a few if no one complains.

Vendor John Wolf says he sells 200 to 250 a week when the flag is a hot topic -- but otherwise he only sells a few.

Midstate activist Gene Stilp set fire Friday to a two-sided Nazi-Confederate flag at the Columbia County courthouse to protest the decision to allow sales of the flag.

Last year, someone selling swastika flags at the fair was asked to leave.

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