Stone Mountain Park in Georgia closes ahead of white nationalist rally, counterprotest

Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known for its giant rock carvings of Confederate leaders, closes to the public over concerns about a planned white nationalist rally and counterprotest.

8/15/2020 7:10:00 PM

Georgia's Stone Mountain Park, known for its giant rock carvings of Confederate leaders, closes to the public over concerns about a planned white nationalist rally and counterprotest.

A far-right group applied to hold a large rally at Stone Mountain Park, home to the largest monument to the Confederacy. The permit was denied, but some groups said they would gather anyway.

City officials said that out of an abundance of caution it was warning residents and visitors to avoid the area and said buses in the city will be suspended."Every effort is being made to ensure that any demonstrations conducted within the City's limits are performed peacefully and without incident," the tweet read.

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A far-right group, Three Percenters, applied last month to hold a rally with more than 2,000 people at the park on Saturday, according to. The militia said it wanted"to defend and protect our history" and Second Amendment rights.Officials denied the application because of violence that erupted at a similar event in 2016, Reuters reported.

Despite this, several groups, including one called Defending Stone Mountain, said online that they would hold a rally at the park anyway and asked participants to bring U.S. and Confederate flags. An opposing group, Atlanta Antifascists, said it would hold a counterprotest.

"It has been clear for weeks that Stone Mountain tomorrow will be a focal point for white power organizing. Follow @flowerunited for tomorrow's anti-racist counter-mobilization," the group tweeted."ALL OUT against racists and the far-Right! Spread the word!"

Stone Mountain Park is home to the largest monument to America's Civil War Confederacy, according to Reuters. Read more: NBC News »

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IT WOULD STAY OPEN NO MATTER WHAT FOR A GODDAMN BLM RIOT 'Nationalist' being proud of your country. MLK, Ghandi and Mandela were all Nationalists. If Trump wants his image carved into a mountain it would be better suited to go up on this racist abomination in the peach state. actually believe there's room for negotiation here. buy starting point clearly needs to be the phrase 'our history.' now see that's not really true. it's really only the history of those who sold people's babies, ok? now: 'history stopped for most significant progress' huh? huh?

hold on a second here, something's being missed. look if you cross an ocean in a wooden boat, powered only by the wind! hey you've proven without a doubt slaves aren't needed, so selling their babies to power your economy, yea! that needs some kinda marking, right? right? Ugly as hell. Reminder of the LOSERS. Just carve LOSERS above them.

So that means Trump will be looking at cartoons to articulate what he's encouraging Tear down that wall Good👹 Avoid the chaos and shop online. Why did they allow the Black Militia to protest on 7/4 but won’t allow the white people to do the same? Exactly how is the 'Three Percenters' group a White Nationalist group?

You'd think all those Liberal Arts majors would want to save Stone Mountain as much as the rednecks, for the sheer artistry of it. Everything is ridiculous So does that mean Barr’s militia are going to show up and grab people, put them in unmarked vans, and hold them without arrest? Or, wait...is that who’s already there?

Say what? Why not cover these idiots who were aiming weapons at protestors threatening to shoot, too? Hey ! I see you reported this crap real quick. But not the child that was killed by a black guy? WTF! Fucking two face media! If you want to be historically accurate, you need to carve Sherman burning Georgia above them. secularagnostic

Georgia is diverse. Showing off both their black supremacists with guns and the white supremacists with guns all within a month. Diversity is our strength. Trump supporters But no reporting on the blm militia that marched there a couple weeks ago? Give white Western European Americans fair representation. You will end a lot of problems overnight

Sharon07716008 Because they held one recently & it got violent. They show up armed, wanting a fight! If they were POC there would have been fatalities. To all the black, hispanic, asian, non-whites... when you vote Trump, you vote to support the very people who want to rid of you! TrumpIsANationalDisgrace Trump2020 TrumpFailedAmerica BLMprotest

Stone Mountain is a historical work of art and should remain I don’t care about confederate statues, but I do enjoy that it pisses liberals off. In that case, it should stay. StoneMountain is a very shallow memorial to an equally shallow defeated racist past. It's a sign that the confederacy remains defeated even in Georgia that the BLM and AntiFa counterprotest rally is bigger than the WhiteSupremacist gang that called it.

Look at that discusting mural! The white nationalist part is FAKE NEWS. This is where we are at people. People peacefully protest are a danger and criminals who want to tear something down or destroy it are welcomed. This is why people vote for Trump otherwise law abiding citizens will be shut down forever.

Good. Now sandblast that ugly ass shit off the side of that mountain. It’s existence is a white nationalist rally. They should just get rid of it. There was no use for it in the first place. 'Stop honoring racist losers' = sign of the year THE 'WHITE SUPREMACISTS' & THEIR 'sick' 'WHITE SUPREMACY' dogma ARE FACING THEIR 'EXTINCTION'; TRYING TO TAKE THEIR LAST 'GASPING/GURGLING' EFFORTS AT SPEWING HATE/FEAR/POWER... E X T I N C T I O N of 'white dinosaurs' moves forward!

For the generation that hates participation trophies, they sure love 2nd place. This could get bloody. IMO: The park should close indefinitely until matters settle down; cool minds have to prevail. stonemountainprotest “Stop Honoring Racist Losers” is A) my favorite sign of the day B) my new anti-Trump bumper sticker TrumpIsARacist Loser StopHonoringRacistLosers

Russia created these confrontations between Americans in 2016 with simple social media postings. Thank You Georgia!

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Georgia's Stone Mountain Park Shutting Down Ahead Of Militia RallyIn order to avoid confrontation between right-wing militias and counter-protesters at the famous Confederate monument, officials closed the park for a day. Good. Keep all the trash they leave behind OUT. Their hate OUT, the destruction of property OUT. Keep the trash out. if they really wanted things to change for the better they'd rally to promote changes in black culture. Do any of you Left Wing SOROS brats understand that provocation is not news; it's propaganda! Yeah, it's 'Right Wing Militias' opposed by 'Protesters...' How about 'antifa and BLM who are burning down our cities?' No bias there, and I'm a black militia member you GD HYPOCRITES...

Georgia park with Confederate sculpture shuts gates to rallySuburban Atlanta's Stone Mountain Park, home of a giant sculpture of Confederate leaders, says it will close its gates Saturday in the face of a planned right-wing rally. it should be closed forever Omg cancel culture 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽