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Six Flags Over Texas will only fly American flags

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Texas' most iconic amusement park, Six Flags Over Texas, scuttled its 56-year tradition Friday of flying the emblems of all the nations that had reigned over the Lone Star State amid growing criticism of reminders of the Confederacy.


The park, which has affiliated theme parks across the country, will now fly only the American Flag on its properties, a company representative said in a statement to news outlets.


“We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us," said spokeswoman Sharon Parker.


Since its 1961 opening, Six Flags displayed the flags of the countries who at one point ruled Texas: Spain, France, Mexico, The Republic of Texas, the United States and the Confederate states.


The battle flag has long been criticized as a symbol of white supremacy and intimidation.




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