Armed black protesters marched in Georgia on Independence Day to protest one of the largest Confederate monuments in the world.
"Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, a nine-story-high bas-relief sculpture carved into a sprawling rock face northeast of Atlanta, is perhaps the South’s most audacious monument to its pro-slavery legacy still intact," Reuters reported on Friday. "The monument - which reopens on Independence Day weekend after the COVID-19 pandemic forced it to close for weeks - has faced renewed calls for removal since the May 25 killing of George Floyd, a Black man who died during an arrest by a white police officer who pinned his neck to the ground with a knee."
Upon reopening, a huge group of armed Black protesters marched through Stone Mountain.
Here are some of the scenes from the protests:
Update: This group refers to itself as the NFAC "the Not Fuckin Around Coalition." (📹@jaorialese) #BlackLivesMatter https://t.co/sb2AurtbQg— anonymous 👥 (@anonymous 👥) 1593906216.0
Some context: My family and I were going to Stone Mountain Park today and stumbled upon this protest. A little furt… https://t.co/fdghL00bXu— Naomi (@Naomi) 1593903700.0
“Ain’t no god damn black lives matter, fuck black lives matter.” #atlanta #armed #2A #protest https://t.co/iOH3erJHUg— Pro Libertate (@Pro Libertate) 1593888339.0
Stone mountain Georgia.. The black man the most powerful fighting machine in the world.https://t.co/qDBJwQxgf2— Black diaspora Voice. (@Black diaspora Voice.) 1593905248.0