Eastern Market takes action after vendor displayed a Confederate flag

Jul 31, 2017 at 11:34 am

After a vendor at Eastern Market displayed a Confederate flag at their booth this past weekend, the market is changing its policy on signs that deal with offensive language and hate signs.

The incident reportedly took place on Saturday, July 29 at the Eastern Market. In a statement that was posted on Facebook, the Eastern Market Corporation said that "Racism in any form is not acceptable by anyone associated with Eastern Market," and added that "We do know that all vendors must understand the deep and painful meanings black customers associate with the confederate flag."

Dan Carmody, the President of the Eastern Market corporation said that they will be updating its vendor handbook to specifically prohibit signs with offensive language and hate signs.

The EMC will be emailing vendors letting them know of the update in the handbook and it will immediately go into effect Tuesday, August 1.

You can read the full statement from Facebook below.