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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