A dapper neighborhood of armed protesters on Saturday marched by Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, calling for the park’s huge Confederate carving to be eliminated.
The predominantly Dusky demonstrators spoke out in opposition to the mountainous sculpture depicting Gen. Robert E. Lee, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Gen. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, WXIA-TV reported. Carved right into a granite mountain, the bas-relief sculpture is the finest Confederate monument ever crafted.
Stone Mountain Memorial Association spokesman John Bankhead said there had been between 100 and 200 protesters. He said the protesters, a broad range of whom carried dapper rifles, had been mute.
Even supposing the park has historically been a gathering build apart for white supremacists, the metropolis of Stone Mountain on the present time has a majority-Dusky inhabitants.
The park usually holds a Fourth of July laser show and fireworks show with the carving as a backdrop, however this year’s presentation was canceled attributable to the COVID-19 pandemic.