Predominantly Black armed protesters march through Confederate memorial park in Georgia

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      (Reuters) – A predominantly Black group of 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.

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      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.

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      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.”

      Full story here.

      Translation for those who think right-wingers have a monopoly on firearms: We got guns, too!  

      We live in interesting times.

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      mrdmk
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      I wondered how long it would take for a group of people calling others out on their moaning about wanting a second civil war.

      Sorry to not to be apart of this party. I understand their reasoning, people are tired of being pushed around. Yet, there are some places that guns are not a welcomed sight. One of them is a protest, the other two are a bar and a wedding.

      If you cannot dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit WC Fields

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      Yanath
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      Punxsutawney
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      Looked for the most part as well disciplined. Well at least till bullets fly then all bets are off as is usual. Mostly black but there were other races there, including a blond woman carrying an assault rifle. What’s good for the goose is good for the gander but I’m not sure anyone benefits here.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie

    • #334252
      jerry611
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      This could get ugly.

      That’s all we need now is the white nationalists to start showing up with guns. If that happens…..you’ll going to want to get out of Georgia for awhile.

    • #334317
      Ohio Barbarian
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      If the Klan and other neo-Nazi armed groups can march around Stone Mountain with their guns, then others have the right to do the same. I imagine the authorities warned off any of them who were thinking of attending this weekend’s events, and to the Klan’s or others’ credit for whatever reason, they actually did.

      Probably because they’re afraid of the other side shooting back, but no matter. They stayed away, and I’m glad they did.

      But a monument with Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Mad Stonewall Jackson? Ugh. If you want a monument to any Confederate figure, it ought to be to James Longstreet. He’s the only one that actually sided with black people during Reconstruction, and faithfully served the Union in the postwar years. Put his life on the line for them, too. I’ll have to write a piece about him. Most interesting man.

      It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs

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    • #334445
      Voltairine
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      Grand Master Jay:

      What he says about baiting is true whether you think black ethnostate is a good idea or not. The idpol idiocy of making trigger word baiting stronger means making the baiting a stronger weapon. And that’s the whole fucking point of snowflake idpol.

      Nobody should think it’s coincidence that POTUS is choosing Tulsa Oklahoma – the site of Tulsa massacre of black Wall Street – and desecration and illegal occupation of Black Hills his events. There can be no more obvious baiting. And by baiting so obvious, POTUS is doing a good service of helping to see the bait for what it is and not swallow it hook and line.

      Aloha!

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      Haikugal
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      @voltairine Thanks, that was good. I didn’t get all the references but I think I grocked the message. I hope he stays alert to the danger he’s in and is able to continue organizing and doing good for his community. Power to the people!! This is one part of the fight that we are all in and I am happy there are people learning from the past to prepare for the future.

      The DNC “big tent” excludes Nina Turner but includes John Kasich.

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