Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) on Tuesday announced that he has begun the process to remove Confederate flag symbols from state-issued license plates following a Supreme Court decision on the matter and the renewed debate in South Carolina over the flag.
“As Governor Haley said yesterday, her state can ill afford to let this symbol continue to divide the people of South Carolina," he said in a Tuesday statement. "I believe the same is true here in Virginia. Although the battle flag is not flown here on Capitol Square, it has been the subject of considerable controversy, and it divides many of our people."
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