Terrorism charge in GA: Confederate Flag Terrorism
Published: October 14, 2015
Terrorism charge in GA: Confederate Flag Terrorism, Individuals associated with a group of Confederate flag supporters in Douglas County, Ga., have been indicted on terrorism charges, it was announced on Monday.
The charges are related to a July 25 incident in which members of a group called Respect the Flag drove a convoy of vehicles displaying Confederate flags through a neighborhood in Douglasville, when they were involved in an altercation with residents outside a home where a children’s birthday party was taking place.
According to a July 27 Atlanta Journal-Constitution report, those engaged in the confrontation offered conflicting accounts of what happened.
Residents said the demonstrators entered their neighborhood and started shouting racial slurs.
“One had a gun, saying he was gonna kill the n******,” Melissa Alford, who was holding the birthday party, told the paper. “Then one of them said, ‘Gimme the gun, I’ll shoot them n******.”
Levi Bush, one of the drivers, told the paper the convoy had been attacked by residents throwing rocks, and after he got a flat tire the residents swarmed his truck and threatened him.
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