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Virginia governor to banish Confederate flag from license plates

The decision to ban images of the Confederate flag from Virginia state license plates by Governor Terry McAuliffe comes a day after South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the flag from the grounds of her state's legislatureVirginia’s governor on Tuesday said he plans to ban images of the Confederate flag from state license plates, joining a growing backlash against the racially divisive emblem since the massacre of black worshippers at a South Carolina church. The decision by Governor Terry McAuliffe comes a day after South Carolina’s Governor Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag from the grounds of her state’s legislature. In remarks at an event in the state capital city of Richmond — which during the Civil War was also the capital of the secessionist Confederacy — McAuliffe praised Haley’s decision.

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