Wal-Mart is trying to put supercenter in Flagstaff Arizona. The city council of Flagstaff passed an ordinance preventing Wal-Mart from developing the super complex. The ordinance must now be ratified by the voters. Wal-Mart has ran a newspaper ad which shows a historic photo of people throwing books into a large fire, with a clearly visible swastika – has text that reads: "Should we let government tell us what we can read?" It ran in a northern Arizona newspaper and was paid for by a political action committee the company helped fund.
After many complaints, Wal-Mart is running an apology ad and is sending an apology to the Anti-Defamation League of Arizona.