Live Thread: Confederate Flag Demonstrations Take Place Across The South

Thousands of people rally in support of the Confederate Battle Flag across the South

By Hunter Wallace

The C of CC is tracking reports of multiple pro-Confederate Battle Flag demonstrations which are taking place this weekend across the South. Some of these events are affiliated with the Stand By The Flag Rally while others appear to be spontaneous in nature or were previously unknown to us. We will keep you updated with a live thread as we collate relevant news reports and interpret what has unfolded:

Stafford, VA

75 pro-Confederate Battle Flag activists showed up at the Stafford County Courthouse.

Harrison, AR

80 pro-Confederate Battle Flag activists held a demonstration in front of Wal-Mart.

St. Louis, MO

6 pro-Confederate Battle Flag activists gathered in Forest Park in front of the Confederate monument in St. Louis.

Virginia Beach, VA

150 people gather in support of the Confederate Battle Flag and attempt to parade down the Oceanfront.

Silsbee, TX

About 100 people march in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Silsbee, TX.

Fort Oglethorpe, GA

Hundreds of people gather in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.

Van Buren, AR

More than 250 people support the Confederate Battle Flag in Van Buren, AR.

Upstate South Carolina

More than 100 people participated in a pro-Confederate Battle Flag caravan in Upstate South Carolina in Easley, Powderville, and Pickens, SC.

Tampa, FL

100 people participate in a third “rolling rally” in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Tampa, FL.

Stone Mountain, GA

Stone Mountain Park reaches full capacity as large crowds avoid a proposed boycott on July 4th.

Houston, TX

100 people rally in support of the Confederate Battle Flag at a Houston mall.

Clanton, AL

Dozens of people march in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Clanton, AL. They are trailed by a group of bikers.

Tampa, FL

Over 100 people salute the Confederate Battle Flag in Tampa, FL on July 4th.

Gainesville, TX

Confederate Battle Flag supporters stage a large “rolling rally” in Gainesville, TX.

Arkansas

300 vehicles participate in a “rolling rally” somewhere in Arkansas on July 4th.

Ellijay, GA

Hundreds parade through Ellijay, GA in support of the Confederate Battle Flag on July 4th.

Conway, AR

Nearly 150 people rally in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Conway, AR.

Bristol, VA to Johnson City, TN

A large “rolling rally” in support of the Confederate Battle Flag took place between Bristol, VA and Johnson City, TN in the heart of Appalachia.

Rome, GA

Hundreds participate in pro-Confederate Battle Flag rally and parade in Rome, GA.

Jacksonville, FL

Dozens of people rallied in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Jacksonville, FL.

Ville Platte, LA

Dozens of people rallied in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Ville Platte, LA.

Madisonville, KY

Lots of people rallied in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Madisonville, KY.

Galveston, TX

Lots of people participate in a rolling rally in Galveston, TX.

Irving, TX

About a dozen people rallied in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Irving, Texas.

Russellville, AR

700 people showed up at the Pope County Rebel Ride in Russellville, AR.

Statesboro, GA

From photos posted on Facebook, it looks like at least 40 people showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Statesboro, GA.

Boaz, AL

From photos posted on Facebook, dozens of people including the Alabama Flaggers showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Boaz, AL.

Richmond, VA

From photos posted on Facebook, dozens of people rallied with the Virginia Flaggers at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond. It appears several members of the Virginia/Maryland League of the South were present.

Nashville, TN

Dozens of people rallied for the Confederate Battle Flag at the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville.

Phoenix, AZ

From photos posted on the Stand By The Flag Rally Facebook page, some kind of pro-Confederate Battle Flag demonstration took place in Phoenix, AZ.

Hiram, GA

From photos posted on Facebook, about a dozen people supported the Confederate Battle Flag in Hiram, GA.

Homosassa, FL

From photos posted on Facebook, dozens of people seemed to have turned out in support of the Confederate Battle Flag in Homosassa, FL.

Lincolnton, NC

From photos posted on Facebook, it appears that some kind of pro-Confederate Battle Flag event took place in Lincolnton, NC. The North Carolina League of the South was there, but the demonstrators were dispersed from Wal-Mart.

Louisville, KY

The Kentucky League of the South participated in a pro-Confederate Battle Flag demonstration in Louisville, KY.

Florence, AL

From photos posted on Facebook, it looks like about 75 people turned out to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Florence, AL.

Searcy, AR

Dozens of people turned out to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Searcy, AR.

Jonesboro, AR

Maybe a dozen people turned out to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Jonesboro, AR.

Waycross, GA

From “Stand By The Flag Rally,” a little over a dozen people showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Waycross, GA.

Bogalusa, LA

Maybe a dozen people turned out to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Bogalusa, LA.

Anderson, SC

Dozens of people turned out to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Anderson, SC.

Spring Hill, TN

From “Stand By The Flag Rally,” maybe a dozen people showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Spring Hill, TN.

Katy, TX

20 people rallied for the Confederate Battle Flag in Katy, TX.

Wauchula, FL

From “Stand By The Flag Rally,” around a dozen showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Wauchula, FL.

Athens, AL

From “Stand By The Flag Rally,” 80 people showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Athens, AL.

Roanoke, VA

10 people showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Roanoke, VA.

Branson, MO

Dozens of people supported the Confederate Battle Flag in Branson, MO.

Denton, TX

40 people came out to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Denton, TX.

Woodbridge, VA

Maybe a little over a dozen people supported the Confederate Battle Flag in Woodbridge, VA.

Berea, KY

More than a dozen people rallied for the Confederate Battle Flag in Berea, KY.

Covington, VA

More than a dozen people rallied for the Confederate Battle Flag in Covington, VA.

Wayne, VW

13 people rallied for the Confederate Battle Flag in Wayne, WV.

Redmond, OR

Dozens of people showed up to support the Confederate Battle Flag in Redmond, OR on July 4th.


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8 Comments

  1. I read that a firefighter got in trouble for displaying a Confederate flag at a July, 4 Independence parade, and than there was news of a police officer fired for wearing confederate flag boxers. These incidents show us why these protest need to continue until people treat Southerners with dignity and respect. A white Southerner should have the same right to display a flag of his/her heritage as someone from China, UK, Mexico. People should not be having their livelihoods ruined or portrayed as “rednecks” all because they display a symbol of their heritage. A civil rights movement is needed.

    It’s just as bad that they want to remove the battle flags from government property, even though most of the flags they complain about are on memorials. These people seem to forget that those Confederate soldiers were taxpayers, citizens, and fought for the government of their states. It was their states which seceded individually and joined the Confederacy, so the states must honor their memory, just as any government anywhere in the world must honor the memory of their soldiers.

    The people wanting to remove the Confederate flag are racist, even if the flag doesn’t represent just whites, that is what they see. That is who their targeting. They want to erase and cleanse white heritage, so they label it “racist” and for them “moving forward” and “progressing” means erasing white people. This way they can create a new historical narrative that fits into their own agenda.

  2. To rename or not? Institutions reconsider honors for racists

    http://apnews.myway.com//article/20150706/us-charleston-shooting-institutions-5ba48ba778.html

    David Glassberg, a University of Massachusetts professor who has researched public memorials, said . . .”These traditions represent the traditions of past people.”

    In Connecticut, the revisionist sentiment has extended in some quarters to non-Confederate figures. The state Democratic Party will decide this month whether to strip the names of two slave-owning U.S. presidents, Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson, from the moniker of its 67-year-old annual fundraising dinner. The party’s chairman, Nick Balletto, said the shooting made him think about how the party has changed and “history has not been kind” to Jefferson and Jackson.

    This is all due to open borders. Cultural genocide as a by-product of physical genocide.

  3. “They want to erase and cleanse white heritage …” Nature is the war of all against all. DNA and behaviors correlated to DNA mean that survival and reproduction are the Romulus and Remus that rule reality. Those who are ignorant of history shall foolishly suffer the lessons of history. HW stated the 2 out of 3 rule: You can have blacks, freedom, and civilization but you must choose 2 out of 3. We must fight the battles with weapons that work. Coke is the real thing. Have a Coke and a smile. Things go better with Coke. Simple slogans endlessly repeated whilst combined with the best entertainment. Anti-racism is a code word for anti-white. Denmark Vesey = Martin Luther King = Nelson Mandela = Idi Amin = Stalin = George Soros. Wimp out never stops chimp out. Racial equality means extermination of white people. More and more 1804 = freedom for blacks. Remember Rotherham. Freedom for Muslims means sex slavery for white women and death for white men.

  4. The Tennessee rally was pretty stupid. The one biker guy kept trying to portray the flag as some kind of multicultural symbol when it’s really not. And sense he kept going on and on about race, even if he was trying to be inclusive and tolerant, it did more harm than it did good. It sounded provocative and defensive.
    Here is the video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqJa4IuVZpQ

    I understand people want to dispel the myths around the flag, about it representing hatred or bigotry, but there is a way to do it without sounding cheesy and stealing that flag from it’s rightful inheritors.

    If people sound defensive as though people are ashamed of their heritage than the cause is already lost. You might as well put the flag in a dustpan and wheelbarrow it to the NAACP if some people are going to keep being defensive. We know what that flag means, it’s part of Southern heritage, no need in having to go all out of you way and be defensive like that. It does no good, and certainly isn’t going to change the minds of the flags opponents.

    That flag is a symbol of Southern white heritage, and for many blacks it is part of their heritage too. That is all that needs to be said about the issue. Trying to turn it into a multicultural symbol makes the flag lose all meaning and harder to defend as a symbol of heritage. If the flag represents heritage, than it represents heritage and the heritage of the people whose ancestors defined the Confederacy. If that flag represents a fad or just a symbol of some undefined heritage that anyone can embrace, than the flag doesn’t represent any heritage at all. Those calling for it to be removed can argue that the flag is just some trashy TV symbol, with no real links to heritage. They can say we’re not being “racist” or genocidal for calling for it’s removal, because even those defending the flag admit the symbol is some wacky multicultural icon and doesn’t represent any real heritage at all.

    If the argument is that the flag is just a relic or a symbol without a real heritage, than the flag doesn’t have a meaning, except to those blacks and “anti-racist” who see it as racist. Those attempting to re-frame the meaning of the flag and it’s “heritage” and steal it away from Southern white people, are just bad as those attempting to steal it by banning it. Both the all-inclusive types defending the flag and those seeking to ban it are essentially trying to erase the flag from Southern white heritage. And that bigotry and racism must be stopped, whether from the inclusive types or the flag haters.

    It should be noted that there are over 70 million Americans (mostly in the South) whose ancestors fought for the Confederacy. So, groups like the SCV who only have 30,000 members are only one voice in this debate and a tiny one at that.

  5. Yankee born and bred here, but this fight reaslly is a war between those who want free speech and those who want to crush freedom of expression and all other movements and opinions with which they disagree.

    God speed and keep you, my Southern brethren. Your fight is now the fight of everyone who wishes to think for himself free and unfettered.

  6. I and another League member drove down to the Lincolnton rally. Unfortunately it was poorly organized. For some reason the organizer thought it could be held in the Walmart parking lot. Law enforcement was there prior to the start time to keep people off. Eventually it reformed nearby but by that time those of us who arrived at the start time had already left.

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