The ralliers yelled, “Heritage, not hate!” A sea of Confederate battle flags covered the Yellow Daisy Lot at Stone Mountain Park on Saturday. People decorated their pickup trucks in defiance of anti-flag sentiment that increased after nine people died in a Charleston church shooting.
Georgia League of the South's vice-chairman, William Flowers, blames "cultural Marxists" for wanting to "wipe out southern history."
Counter-protesters Elle Lucier and Tommy DiMassimo made an appearance with a shredded Confederate battle flag to mock the people who support it. As tensions rose between both groups, police officers circled the protesters to prevent anyone from getting too close.