Armed Three Percenters' rally in downtown Stone Mountain in Atlanta, Georgia, descended into chaos after Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters crashed the event. The rally was to protect the history of the United States and the Second Amendment, according to the group. It was also in response to the rally held by the Not F**king Around Coalition (NFAC), where several protesters sustained injuries after accidental firearm discharge by a protester.
State authorities denied rally permits to the Three Percenters saying that the event was likely to descend into violence. The Stone Mountain Park was closed to prevent the rally from taking place. However, the Three Percenters decided to proceed march downtown Stone Mountain. About 100 to 200 participants graced the event. The protesters carried confederate flags, guns, and flew American flags. They also carried placards with inscriptions such as "All Lives Matter."
The Stone Mountain Park was a very significant venue for the Three Percenters because of the historical monuments. The site hosts the statues of Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson, as well as Jefferson Davis, the Confederate President. The carving is the most magnificent confederate sculpture in the United States.
Like previous armed protests, the event was peaceful until the BLM and Antifa protesters showed up. The counter-protesters carried signs demanding the removal of the confederate monuments. A group of BLM and Antifa protesters also set confederate flags on fire. They also forcefully grabbed American flags from the Three Percenters. Some of them were also heavily armed while others carried batons.
Tensions rose high as the groups engaged in heated exchanges while pushing, shoving, and hurling obscenities at each other. Scuffles ensued with the protesters exchanging kicks and blows. Several protesters were kicked to the ground. The police had to intervene to disperse the crowds.
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