Creative Loafing in Atlanta has written an article about the Tom Watson rally:
“State officials’ plans to remove a statue outside the Georgia Capitol that has long paid tribute to Georgia politician, author, and self-described white supremacist Thomas Watson is expected to face opposition this weekend.
Two groups, the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of the South, have scheduled a demonstration tomorrow to oppose the state’s decision to relocate the controversial Watson statue from the Georgia State Capitol’s front steps.
Last month, Governor Deal signed an executive order to relocate the 12-foot-tall statue across the street to Plaza Park, he wrote, as part of forthcoming renovations at the Gold Dome. Georgia Building Authority Spokesman Paul Melvin previously told CL that the statue would not be moved back to its current location due to high costs associated with transporting the statue a second time.
Organizers behind this weekend’s protest have called the Watson statue’s removal “an abject capitulation to political correctness and a heinous assault on our Southern heritage.” John Preston, one of the organizers, told CL in an email that they don’t “see any difference between the destruction of Buddhist monuments by the Taliban in Afghanistan and the PC liberals in Georgia who want to remove the Tom Watson statue.” …