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2020-06-20 Fifth Column
Protesters Anarchists topple Confederate statues during Juneteenth rallies
[Aljazeera] Protesters brought down Confederate statues as anti-racism rallies were held across the United States to mark the Juneteenth holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the country.

Demonstrations were held in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington on Friday against a backdrop of weeks of protests fuelled by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police.

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    In a stark illustration of the tensions roiling the nation, President Donald Trump issued a solemn White House statement commemorating Juneteenth, while also threatening protesters on Twitter ahead of his controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Saturday.

    Juneteenth marks the day - June 19, 1865 - when a Union general arrived in Galveston, Texas and informed slaves that they were free, two months after the Civil War had ended and two and a half years after President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation.

    The date is generally celebrated with prayer services and family gatherings, but comes this year amid national soul-searching over America's legacy of racial injustice.
  • Posted by Besoeker 2020-06-20 06:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6532 views ]  Top
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    #1 But leading the Army of the Potomac doesn't earn you any slack either. "Protesters tear down statues of Union general Ulysses S. Grant, national anthem lyricist Francis Scott Key."
    Posted by Matt 2020-06-20 10:33||   2020-06-20 10:33|| Front Page Top

    #2 No doubt desecration of union soldiers who died to free the slaves are next.
    Posted by CrazyFool 2020-06-20 10:37||   2020-06-20 10:37|| Front Page Top

    #3 Including black union soldiers. If nothing else, we're seeing just how poor a job we're doing of teaching American history.
    Posted by Matt 2020-06-20 10:52||   2020-06-20 10:52|| Front Page Top

    #4 Only the Glorious Futureā„¢ matters, comrade!
    Posted by M. Murcek 2020-06-20 11:01||   2020-06-20 11:01|| Front Page Top

    #5 Its going to take a *lot* to match the Glorious Future they have in North Korea! Better get cracking.
    Posted by CrazyFool 2020-06-20 11:20||   2020-06-20 11:20|| Front Page Top

    #6 They also defaced the status of former slave Miguel Cervantes.

    It ain't about slavery. It's about hatred for civilization.
    Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-06-20 13:57||   2020-06-20 13:57|| Front Page Top

    #7 There WILL be a tipping point and HELL will rain down on these nutters, their handlers, enablers, and financiers.
    Posted by Alaska Paul 2020-06-20 16:52||   2020-06-20 16:52|| Front Page Top

    #8 Naw, they will get is a pat on the head, looted goods, and continued protection into 2024 should Trump win. They are protected by the Democrat party elite, media elite, billionaire elite, corporate elite, tech elite and millionaire celebrities. They hate you, the middle class, for refusing to become their serfs.
    Posted by Slineth Elmeagum8946 2020-06-20 19:29||   2020-06-20 19:29|| Front Page Top

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