Monday, August 21, 2017

Memphis Becomes Next Battlefield of Americans vs. New Confederacy

Sons of Confederate Veterans Lee Miller of Memphis tells Dutch TV reporter that statue opponents are "domestic terrorists."  If you can't read Dutch, watch the video.

One case was dismissed and appearance dates were set for six defendants in Shelby County General Sessions Court Monday as statue opponents made initial appearances after being arrested Saturday.  

Attorneys for defendants framed the matter as First Amendment rights -- Nathan Bedford Forrest's statue was not being damaged, and nobody was hitting anybody.  Police charged in when citizens tried to put a "Black Lives Matter" banner around the horse's legs. 

Here is our story from DailyKos and below is our video sequence of the arrests and aftermath.

If you read Dutch, here is a story filed by a Dutch TV crew in town last week covering this story.

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