Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park. Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders.by Geoffrey GriderJuly 7, 2020
Black militant group NFAC with heavily armed protesters marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Saturday, calling for removal of the giant Confederate rock carving at the site that civil rights activists consider a monument to racism.
Black militant group NFAC stormed the gates of the Stone Mountain Park in Georgia over the weekend, armed to the teeth and challenging ‘white supremacists’ to battle. There did not appear to be any white supremacists on hand that day as they issued their demands for 1). the removal of a Confederate memorial carved into the mountain side, and 2). land from the government so they could start their ‘new black nation’.
This is where we are, a literal free-for-all of protests and riots, now with the ‘peaceful protesters’ armed to the teeth this weapons, terrorizing innocent people and issuing demands. This is how nations fall and coups take over, and truthfully, we are not far away from that right now. The Liberals in Washington who are allowing this to happen, indeed even fomenting it, are not going to be happy when their plan to ‘stop Trump’ winds up killing them as well. Dr. Frankenstein was thrilled when he brought his monster to life, and then not so thrilled when that monster took his. This is what we are seeing right now.
Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia
FROM GLOBE AND MAIL: Video footage of the Independence Day rally posted on social media showed scores of demonstrators dressed in black – many in paramilitary-style clothing and all wearing face scarves – quietly parading several abreast down a sidewalk at the park.
Many of the protesters carried rifles, including military-type weapons, and some wore ammunition belts slung over their shoulders. Although African-Americans appeared to account for the vast majority of the marchers, protesters of various races, men and women alike, were among the group.
One video clip showed a leader of the demonstrators, who was not identified, shouting into a loudspeaker in a challenge to white supremacists who historically have used Stone Mountain as a rallying spot of their own.
“I DON’T SEE NO WHITE MILITIA,” HE DECLARED. “WE’RE HERE. WHERE … YOU AT? WE’RE IN YOUR HOUSE. LET’S GO.”
John Bankhead, a spokesman for the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, said the protesters were peaceful and orderly.
“It’s a public park, a state park. We have these protests on both sides of the issue from time to time. We respect people’s First Amendment right,” Mr. Bankhead told NBC affiliate station WXIA-TV.
“We understand the sensitivities of the issue here at the park … so we respect that and allow them to come in as long as it’s peaceful, which it has been.”
Stone Mountain, which reopened for the holiday weekend after a weeks-long closing over the novel coronavirus, has faced renewed calls for its removal since the May 25 death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Mr. Floyd’s killing helped revive a long-simmering conflict between groups seeking to do away with Confederate statues and sculptures, which they see as pro-slavery symbols, and those who believe they honour the traditions and history of the Deep South.