After a state fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania allowed a vendor to sell Confederate flags, an anti-racist activist got a permit of his own — to burn a flag outside the county courthose that bore the Stars and Bars on one side, and a swastika on the other.
Last year, PhillyVoice reported, the same state fair that allowed the sale of Confederate flags kicked out a vendor for selling Nazi banners. According to activist Gene Stilp, the goals of both groups were one and the same.
“The values of both flags are disgustingly equal,” Stilp told PhillyVoice. “Both stood for racism, hatred, bigotry and even death.”
Combined Confederate/Nazi flag burned in Bloomsburg to protest the sale of Confederate flags at the Bloomsburg Fair. More at 12. pic.twitter.com/5fjlDnNV6s
— Andy Mehalshick (@AndyMehalshick) September 22, 2017
Stilp also noted that Pennsylvania has the fifth-highest number of hate groups in the United States.
Watch Stilp and fellow activists burn the hybrid Nazi-Confederate flag below, via PennLive.