Georgia's Stone Mountain braces for another armed protest as far-right groups plan to rally at Confederate memorial
Confederate flag supporters rally in Stone Mountain, GA in August 2015. Image via screengrab.

ATLANTA — Hundreds of members of a Black militia turned heads July 4 as they marched with assault rifles, shotguns and other firearms, on Stone Mountain and its famous Confederate memorial. Now several far-right groups, including militias and white supremacists, are planning an answer rally on Aug. 15, and a broad coalition of leftist anti-racist groups are organizing a counter-demonstration. Local authorities, who have been closely monitoring online chatter about the rally, are bracing for possible conflict. The City of Stone Mountain last week issued a public warning about the planned demonstr...

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