By Hunter Wallace
Editor’s Note: I wrote a separate article on the C of CC website yesterday about the League’s rallies in Harrison, AR and Stafford, VA. Check it out.
On Monday, the League of the South joined the Magnolia State Heritage Campaign in a demonstration in support of the Mississippi State Flag at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson, MS. The rally was a response to the recent campaign to redesign the Mississippi State Flag to purge it of its Confederate symbolism.
More than 50 people attended the demonstration in Jackson. The protest was covered by the Associated Press, Jackson Clarion-Ledger, and local television stations. William Flowers, the Vice Chairman of the Georgia League of the South, addressed the crowd and gave a full throated call for secession. He was joined by Jeppie Barbour, the brother of former Gov. Haley Barbour, who quipped that the Confederates “were fighting for the freedom of the South not to get bossed around by a bunch of Yankees.”
Matt Heimbach has a podcast with William Flowers on his recent activism in the South.
Yesterday, I was surprised by media reports that the the League of the South had representatives on the ground at the South Carolina State Capitol in Columbia, SC. I wasn’t aware of any planned League demonstration in South Carolina. It turns out there wasn’t one, but at least two League members were in Columbia to protest the vote on the Confederate Battle Flag and an Al Sharpton sponsored National Action Network event which was taking place on Capitol grounds.