Black People Politics : Protestors Clash With Police At ‘Pro-White’ Rally In Stone Mountain Park

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    In the Spirit of White Nationalists,



    Protestors Clash With Police At ‘Pro-White’ Rally In Stone Mountain Park



    A group of counter-protestors were arrested following a clash of protestors and white nationalists in Georgia, leading many to denounce authorities as they reportedly protected those who took part in a ‘pro-white’ rally at Stone Mountain Park ...



    https://www.yahoo.com/music/protestors-clash-police-pro-white-162700941.html

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    The counter protests occurred as white nationalists organized an event at Georgia's historic park


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    Video: 'Pro-white,' anti-KKK groups face off at Georgia landmark


    ... The ninth arrested person was from the pro-white group that staged the rally at Stone Mountain Park; he apparently threw a smoke bomb at law enforcement officers, said John Bankhead, spokesman for the park's Department of Public Safety ...

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/04/23/us/stone-mountain-protests/index.html


    Side note, it was an excellent program:

    Program note: Go inside the KKK with African-American comedian W. Kamau Bell on the premiere episode of "United Shades of America" Sunday, April 24, at 10 p.m. only on CNN.

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    LOL.
    Planned a party for thousands and only dozens show up.

    Stone Mountain Park is not far from where I live.
    I have to say it's absolutely beautiful. Why would the state of Georgia allow the KKK to continue to meet there.
    We use to frequent the park, before we knew about its connection with the KKK.
    We would take the sky ride to the top of the mountain, the lasers shows during the summer, etc. etc. etc.
    Even the Confederate Memorial Carving, IMO, awesome artwork that some folk in Atl are asking to be removed or have a second somin somin next to it. IDK about that.

    After learning the history of Stone Mountain we made the decision to stop going based on that history alone.

    Although I know that is the right decision. We would not enjoy the park again. All that beauty destroyed by ugly.

    I'm sure that's why whites protested. There are small business throughout the park. The KKK look not a good image. Summer time is Tourist and money.

    It is a GA landmark and the largest mass of exposed granite in the world.

    Back to Piedmont Park.
     
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    Interesting, will you share some of the history of Stone Mountain causing you offense?

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    There is so much history around stone mountain.

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    events brought Stone Mountain attention during the twentieth century: the founding of the second Ku Klux Klan (KKK) there in 1915, and the struggle to complete the Confederate memorial.


    The first year we got passes to the park, we started to notice Blacks hung out on the edges of the park. There were a few Black tourist. We went to one event and there were only whites as far as the eyes could see....and us.
    That day I started to study Stone Mountain Park. Wasn't hard. It was all right there. Georgia leased Stone Mountain to the KKK in the early 1900s. The KKK would burn free slaves on top of the mountain and throw their dead bodies over the mountain.

    And now, Georgia allows a "Pro White" rally, at the same time Blacks are complaining about the confederate carving.

    (I use the term "free slaves" because that's how blacks were seen and treated)
     
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    Thank you so much for sharing that.


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    Note this too:

    The present state of Georgia is also the former homeland of the cherokee nation...

    I. e., to have commited such vile acts, and on other folks( former) sacred lands, disputes their faith based claims as well...
     
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