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In the southern United States, advocates charged Confederate flag as a gang

Fifteen supporters of the Confederate flag, southern symbol of slavery United States challenged the United States, were charged Monday, October 12 announced a prosecutor of the State of Georgia, after a confrontation with the audience, mostly black, an outdoor party in a suburb of Atlanta, in July. They are charged with “terrorist threats” and for violating the anti-gang legislation of the State. Such prosecutions appear to constitute a first in the deep south of the United States.
They follow the debate on the meaning of the Confederate flag that had emerged after the massacre in June, nine blacks in an iconic church Charleston, South Carolina. The killer, Dylann Roof, sported the Confederate colors on multiple photos posted on social networks, as a symbol of the ideology “Suprematist white”, claimed a legacy of racism and slavery. South Carolina and several other states had dédidé remove the flag from their Parliament, provoking protests from those who see it as a historical legacy.The defendants are Georgia “associates” to a group called “Respect the flag,” according to the prosecutor Douglas County, Brian Fortner, a white Republican elected last year in a mixed neighborhood. They paraded in this Atlanta suburb imposing aboard pickup trucks decorated with a multitude of Confederate and American flags, a little over a month after the killing of Charleston. An amateur video taken by several US media group shows several people attroupées pass in street edge. We hear one of them say “We celebrate the birthday of a child here” . Participants reported that pro-flags were threatened and had brandished weapons.

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