As other retailers dropped similar merchandise, sales of Confederate flag-themed stuff skyrocketed 3000% in 24 hours on Amazon. But Amazon is pulling Confederate flag-themed merchandise from its online stores, a spokesperson confirmed today.

After a white gunman killed nine black people in a racially motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina last week, debate over banning the contentious symbol of racism led Ebay,Walmart, and Sears to pull Confederate-flag themed merchandise from their shelves. Major US flag maker Valley Forge Flag also announced plans to stop producing the flag. But flag supporters could still pick up their offensive gear on Amazon—until today.

[Reuters]

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