Sign up today and save up to 83% on a Hartford Courant digital subscription
Topics

Racism

Georgia rally attracts supporters of Confederate flag

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. �� L.C. Thornton, a tall black man in a ball cap and sunglasses, trained his camera Saturday across a sea of waving Confederate flags attached to the beds of hundreds of pickup trucks and SUVs. "Normally, I'm a birder. I take pictures of birds and wildlife," said Thornton, a Stone Mountain resident and Vietnam veteran. "I just came up to see who would show up out here and how many people show up out here." A mostly white crowd from across Georgia and surrounding states spent most of Saturday in a parking lot at Stone Mountain Park, protesting what they believe is an attack on their Southern heritage. Police did not offer an...

Loading
71°