(WWBT) The state of Virginia is spending close to $8,000 to have license tags that feature the Confederate Flag replaced. Newly designed tags are in the mail now to some 1,600 drivers who must remove the old license plates in order to comply with Virginia law.
When suspected shooter Dylann Roof was spotted posing with a Confederate Flag following the deaths of nine Black church members in South Carolina, it ignited rage across the nation and even in Virginia, leading Governor Terry McAuliffe to call for the removal of the flag from state-issued license plates.
The previous license plate was recalled after a federal judge ruled that Virginia could remove the Confederate Battle Flag from license plates, dissolving a 2001 injunction that allowed it to appear on specialty plates.
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