Confederate battle flag group crashes black child's birthday party
On Saturday, a group of pickup trucks sporting Confederate battle flags crashed a black child's birthday party in Douglasville, Georgia.
Reports differ as to how the "Protect the Flag" group found themselves parked next to the child's birthday party. The "Protect the Flag" group members insist that it was the party-goers' fault that their trucks were forced to park right next to the party.
One of the group members told police that his group was innocently driving by when the birthday party attendees began to yell at them. The man, Levi Bush, reportedly told police that in his effort to dodge a rock being thrown at the trucks, he got a flat tire.
According to Bush, the other trucks pulled over to "support" their comrade. People from the birthday party approached the group members, "requiring" them to repeatedly use racial slurs to hold the people back.
A party attendee told the police a completely different story. The attendee said that members of "Protect the Flag" were yelling that they will "kill y'all n******!" Similarly, party-goer Melissa Alford said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
"One had a gun, saying he was gonna kill the n******, and another said 'give me the gun, I'll shoot them n******.'"
After someone at the party called 911, police arrived at the scene and separated the groups before the situation escalated any further.
Alford explained to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the flag itself didn't bother her. What upset her was the behavior of the people who displayed the flag on their trucks. She said:
"I don't have a problem if that's their culture. If they want to make a statement that these flags mean something to them, I'm okay with that. But you've got to do it right. You can't go around just blatantly terrorizing people."
Watch this video to see people rallying in support of the controversial Confederate flag:
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