Virginia Drivers Refuse to Surrender Confederate Flag License Plates
It is now illegal to drive with Virginia license plates featuring the Confederate flag, but some citizens plan to defy the ban.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat, called for the change this summer in the wake of the tragic Charleston church shooting.
About 1,600 Virginians received a warning letter last month informing them that they had until Oct. 4 to exchange their Confederate flag license plates in favor of new tags from the Department of Motor Vehicles.
So far, less than 200 have turned in their plates.
A member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kevin Collier, of Suffolk, Virginia, told WAVY-TV, "I can’t fight on the battlefield like they did, but I can fight however I can in modern times, and I’m not giving them plates up."
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