A a black counter-protester was arrested at a secessionist rally over the weekend after the event was recently reinstated by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R).
The South Carolina Department of Public Safety said that 27-year-old Jatonia Devina Sanford of Buffalo, New York was taken into custody on Sunday for “cursing and yelling racial slurs at those who rallied under the S.C. Secession Flag,” according to The State.
A video published by the paper shows Sanford insisting that she did not use profanity as officers take her away.
Sanford was charged with public disorderly conduct and simple possession of marijuana.
The South Carolina Secessionist Party reserved the State House grounds to hold its annual “Sovereignty Day Rally” but the event had been canceled last week after State Police cited ongoing security concerns.
Haley, however, reinstated the reservations on Friday. Haley spokesperson Chaney Adams explained: “The governor believes that the State House grounds belong to all people, whether she agrees with their views or not.”
“When she was made aware of the reservation cancellation, she met with law enforcement officials, and after being assured that they could handle the public safety concerns that exist, the governor asked that the reservation be reinstated.”
“Sovereignty Day Rally” organizers said that the event was scheduled to celebrate the 155th anniversary of South Carolina seceding from the Union.
Watch the video below.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
C-SPAN caller poisoned by Trump says congresswomen in The Squad own ’27 million black African slaves’
A Republican caller told C-SPAN on Monday that four non-white congresswomen own "27 million black African slaves."
On C-SPAN's Washington Journal program, a woman in Washington called in on the Republican line to rant against members of the so-called Squad: Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
Lara began her call by chastising the media.
"There's a lot of facts that are being walked around," she complained. "For example, regarding the Russia-Mueller thing, it's a proven fact that there was false evidence bought by Obama, Clinton and all the rest... those are facts. That's not an opinion."
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chokes up responding to Trump: ‘Time to move on from his conception of America’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday fired back at President Donald Trump after he told her to "go back" to her country of origin -- even though she was born in the U.S.
"It's unfortunate that he feels the way he feels about people of color," Ocasio-Cortez explained to NBC News. "It's unfortunate the way he feels about immigrants, naturalized citizens or not."
"What I would tell him is that it's time to move on from him," she continued as she seemed to choke up. "And it's time to move on from his conception of an America that we tried to move past for a long time."