Hundreds of men, women and children gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, on June 28, 2015, to defend and protect the confederate flag.
This controversial banner has been in the Bible Belt since the church massacre in Charleston, South Carolina.
The rally was organized when a black activist was arrested on Saturday, June 27, 2015, after trying to personally take the confederate flag down.
Therefore, Southerners came out today to defend the 150-year-old battle symbol in all their might.
Mike Williams, the organizer of today’s procession in Montgomery, Alabama, said, “We are being exterminated. Our heritage is being put into museum. We have a right to honor our history just like everyone else does.”
Mike’s statement is against that of many other people who perceive the flag as a symbol of racism and pro-slavery.