Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hate Group Protests War Memorial

EASTMAN, Ga. -- A Confederate flag flying near the Dodge County Courthouse continues to draw fire from the NAACP.

Central Georgia chapters of the NAACP want the county to remove the flag from a war memorial.

As the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, some see the flag as a part of Southern history, others as a symbol of slavery.

About 100 people protested the flag on Tuesday. It was the second such demonstration in just over the month.

David Booker, head of the Macon chapter of the NAACP, said they'll keep protesting until the flag comes down.

Dodge County Commissioner Brian Watkins said the board listened to the group's concerns but took no action on Tuesday.

He said the flag is protected by law because it's part of a war memorial.