by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | August 17, 2017 9:21 am
This is where hysterics over racism leads… in Atlanta, protesters mistakenly tried to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park on Sunday. Somehow, they thought it was pro-Confederacy. They vandalized it. Why? Because these idiots don’t know history and are knee-jerk reactionaries. They just wanted to tear crap down. That’s what they do.
These protesters were angry over the white woman with Black Lives Matter being killed by a white supremacist in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. So, they wanted to take out their anger in the streets of Atlanta. Because revenge. The protesters of course were dressed in the black of Antifa and many wore masks. So brave… so very communist. They spray painted the angel on the monument which was guiding a Confederate soldier to lay down his gun. It signifies healing and reconciliation of a fractured nation. Not that they care.
Protesters vandalized and attempted to take down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park in Atlanta on Sunday, mistaking it for a pro-Confederate statue.
The protesters were marching in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday where one woman died after being deliberately hit by a car, and two law enforcement personnel were killed when the helicopter they were in crashed.
“The Atlanta march traveled from Woodruff Park to Piedmont Park Sunday, where some damaged the Peace Monument, erected in 1911,” a blog on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution website said. “The sculpture features an angel standing above a Confederate soldier, guiding him to lay down his weapon.”
But the memorial attacked by protesters — some dressed in black and wearing masks — was erected to encourage healing and reconciliation:
The #defendcvile protests in #Atlanta ended unceremoniously when protesters tried to tear down the Peace Monument in Piedmont Park #11Alive pic.twitter.com/bbOnWaz2ba
— Ryan Kruger (@Ryan11Alive) August 14, 2017
“When the Civil War broke out, members of an Atlanta militia called the Gate City Guard were among the first to take up arms against the North,” the AJC blog said. “Afterward, some survivors became part of what would eventually become the Georgia National Guard.”
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “The Peace Monument erected that year was something of harbinger of Atlanta’s reputation during the 1960s Civil Rights era as the ‘City Too Busy to Hate.’” And now look at it… defaced by hatred and bigotry. Citizens are hoping that the Peace Monument will be repaired and restored. But ignorance is forever.
A protester was injured by metal falling from the monument as the group tried to tear it down, AJC photographer John Spink reported Sunday night. Tensions rose as the lone policeman on the scene was surrounded by black-clad Antifa protesters shouting “pig.” Black Lives Matter protesters put themselves between the police officer and the Antifa crowd and the gathering soon dispersed. I’m surprised by BLM doing that as much as they hate cops. And why was there only one policeman there? Atlanta, like every other major city in the US it would seem, has succumbed to a form of rabid madness stirred by communists.
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