Standing Flowers

Stone Mountain, GA is the birthplace of the modern KKK and a continued site of historical importance for the Klan. The carvings of Confederate generals on the side of the mountain were commissioned by white supremacists as a testament to the values of the Old South.

On February 2, 2019, the Ku Klux Klan were planning a white power rally to spread their message of hate at Stone Mountain Park. Although the park denied them a permit they still decide to have the even at the park. Organizations such as F.L.O.W.E.R. (Front Line Organization Working to End Racism) decided to reach out to their followers on social media to organize a protest against the KKK at the park. The day of the rally the Stone Mountain Park decided to close the park down for the day not wanting there to be any protest there. F.L.O.W.E.R. decided that this would not stop them and their followers from standing up and having a peaceful protest in the neighboring town to Stone Mountain. 

The images below are of the peaceful protesters and their supporters during their march. 

Peaceful Protesters and Law in Enforcement meeting at the enter section of E Mountain St. and Main St.

Information that was given to everyone by the Crime Watchers who were with F.L.O.W.E.R.

Man righting "No Fascism" on the ground and sidewalk area where the group of protesters congregated before they started marching. 

During protest march the man with the shot gun was guarding the peaceful protesters. 

Man marching with protestors with gun in hand.

Protesters burning a KKK paper mâché after marching. 

People waving flags during the burning of the KKK paper mâché. People in the back ground are setting off smoke bombs. 

Man stomping on the ashes of the KKK paper mâché after it was done burning.

Protester who was representing F.L.O.W.E.R., he was handing out flowers like the ones in his gun. 

A group of protesters that brought a sign to march with.

Man who was standing in support to the protesters on the side walk as they chanted and marched. 

Man who was part of the group of men with guns. They were watching and protecting the protestors.

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