A vendor at the Delaware County Fair says he understands why some people object to the sale of Confederate flags, but he says he does have a right to offer the objects to those who want to buy them.

Police blocked protestors from fair property in Walton before hundreds of signatures were collected and eventually delivered to fair organizers calling for the items to be banned.

After being turned away from the fairgrounds, the demonstrators took their message off the property to collect an estimated 600 signatures calling for the removal of the Confederate flag merchandise.