The mask is slipping.
The group, known as Not F**king Around Coalition (NFAC), marched through Stone Mountain Park near Atlanta on Independence Day, calling out white militias, along with protesting one of the largest Confederate monuments in the country, reported Reuters.
“Hundreds of heavily armed NFAC members, predominantly African Americans, were seen dressed in black combat gear with military-style rifles – quietly marched up a road in the park in two columns.”
One clip shows what appears to be an NFAC leader directing a right and left column of heavily armed members up a road.
Another video shows the group coming to a stop on the road with an unidentified man shouting into a loudspeaker challenging white militias.
“I don’t see no white militia,” he declared. “We’re here. Where … you at? We’re in your house. Let’s go.”
John Bankhead, a spokesman for the Stone Mountain Memorial Association, said NFAC’s demonstration was peaceful and orderly:
“It’s a public park, a state park. We have these protests on both sides of the issue from time to time. We respect people’s First Amendment right,” Bankhead told WXIA-TV.
“We understand the sensitivities of the issue here at the park … so we respect that and allow them to come in as long as it’s peaceful, which it has been,” he said.
How tolerant and understanding of the park officals. I wonder what the statement would be had it been the much dreaded Big Igloo Boys?
It’s way past the time we need to be having a talk about this and what is going on. Things are spiraling fast and are only going to get more intense.A lot of memes making fun of this and some of the people in the column for having a rimfire or some kind of dumb gear. Not taking this more seriously is a mistake.