Ebay and Walmart Jump into the fray over the Confederate Flag

EBay Inc said on Tuesday it will ban Confederate flags and related items containing the flag’s image from its website calling the flag a “symbol of divisiveness and racism.”

EBay’s decision comes after Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Sears Holdings Corp said they would stop selling products bearing the Confederate flag on Monday, a week after a white gunman shot nine dead at a historically black South Carolina church.

(Reporting by Noel Randewich; Editing by David Gregorio)

REUTERS FULL REPORT HERE: Ebay to ban listings of Confederate flags | Reuters

Walmart to Stop Selling Confederate Flag Merchandise

(REUTERS) In the midst of the political winds swirling around the Charleston shooting and the Confederate flag in South Carolina, mega-chain Walmart has announced it will cease selling Confederate flag merchandise. Walmart made the statement in response to an inquiry by CNN, who put the question of Confederate flag merchandise to the store as well as to online retailers Amazon and eBay. As of Monday night, there was plenty of Confederate flag merchandise listed on Walmart’s website, though many items are “out of stock.”


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