Goodyear cancels politician’s visit to avoid flag protest

A politician has been ‘uninvited’ from visiting a Goodyear factory in the USA in order to prevent possible protests. Tim Kaine, senator for the state of Virginia, was scheduled to visit Goodyear Tire & Rubber’s Danville plant as part of a five-day tour of the state. However the senator, who advocates removing the Confederate flag from number plates issued in Virginia, was told it was best if he didn’t show up. Protesters, including those from the group ‘Southern Virginians for the Flag’, were waiting for him outside the Danville facility.

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