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take it down waiver momentum against the confederate flag is moved way beyond south carolina and virginia the governor taking steps to remove the symbol from license plates , in mississippi the house speaker saying should be removed from the state flag even south carolina state senator paul thurman the son of notable segregationist strom thurman called for the flags removal and retailers are now getting involved walmart sears ebay and etsy all say they'll ban sales of flag related merchandise and a source telling reuters amazon will as well mari site that was covering the story for writers the sales from these products are minuscule compared to what they're doing in terms of you know sales every day so they could have pulled the , but i think in the fact that they're doing it now , following the lead of fall minus is just shows how %HESITATION powerful this is become as , symbol last week's horrific church massacre when a white gunman killed nine black church goers in charleston is prompted soul searching in the former confederate states , suspected shooter deal on a roof could be seen posing in photos with the flag and writings online alleged to belong to roof showed he was motivated by racial hatred momentum swelled after conservative governor nikki haley urged to south carolina assembly to remove the flag from capitol grounds this is a moment in which we could say that that flag while an integral part of our past , does not represent the future of our great state and tuesday the south carolina house voted by a huge margin to take up the issue of removing the flag the resolution now goes to the senate